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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 […]

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 […]