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Monthly Archives: October 2007

Diversity, distributed copyrights, resilience and version control

Bjorn’s discussion on diversity made me think seriously about the ideal structure of copyright ownership and version control for an open source project.
First point: distributed copyright ownership makes a project stronger, more resilient.
When there is a single copyright owner (a person or a company) the dude can go broke, die in a plane crash, or […]

Hibernate is 72% crap

During a chat with Marshall, a JBoss Eclipse dev, we started talking about pack200, the (not new anymore) Java 5 Jar compressor. I was making the point that the Red Hat Developer Studio could loose a little fat now that it peaks at 500+Mb, or soon it would be as big as some Eclipse-based […]

Eclipse Public License violation?

Now that I have discovered the true meaning of the EPL, I need to tell another story. Not a fun one.
Checking again the Merriam-Webster, violation yields:
Main Entry: vi·o·la·tion
Pronunciation: “vI-&-’lA-sh&n
Function: noun
: the act of violating : the state of being violated : as a : INFRINGEMENT, TRANSGRESSION; specifically : an infringement of the rules in sports that is less […]