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Diversity, distributed copyrights, resilience and version control


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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


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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?


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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 […]

Eclipse Public License Intercourse


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The Eclipse Public License is a good license. Not the best but a good compromise. It is a copyleft license, similar in intent with the MPL and LGPL. It is written in such a way that a lawyer can get comfy with it. It is most likely a good reason why so many businesses are […]

May plug-ins RIP, hello plugins?


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The 6th edition of the Shorter Oxford English dictionary is now available. One change that has been touted: many words now *do not* require hyphens anymore. I dropped by my local bookstore to grab a copy and checked. Hyphenation is something that always bugged me :-D. I was hoping it was time to say […]

Blogging, back after a two years hiatus


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After two years off from blogging — I used to be the editor of the now defunct Eclipse TechForge — I decided to get back at it. There are a few things that have been itching me lately, urging we to write. I like to think I am an open source wonk. So I will […]