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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 […]

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 […]

Eclipse Public License Intercourse

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 […]