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[News] Commentary About Free Software Community Operations

  • Subject: [News] Commentary About Free Software Community Operations
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:57:14 +0000
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The virtuous circle model of support for open source

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| However, not all users will become 
| contributors, and not all contributors will 
| become developers. In fact, the numbers of 
| people progressing along this scale of 
| contribution is very small. Nevertheless, just 
| one contributor is a reduction in the 
| centralised cost of development and thus a 
| step towards sustainability for the project.


What Matters to Open Source: Licensing or Community?

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| When it comes to defining open source, 
| licensing is a critical topic since it's the 
| license that helps to make an application or 
| effort open. But for Michael Tiemann, 
| president of the Open Source Initiative, it's 
| not necessarily the only key success factor 
| for open source projects.
| That might sound strange considering that 
| licensing is the bread and butter for the OSI, 
| the body that determines whether a license is 
| open source. But Tiemann , who also serves as 
| the vice president of Open Source Affairs at 
| Red Hat, recognizes that licensing isn't the 
| be all and end all for open source.



Open Source Licensing and Community

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| I agree, license and copyright are factors in
| creating and fostering communities but I
| donât think itâs the most important set of
| factors. License and community, while related
| are very much separate issues. Open source
| tends to fetish license and thus itâs over-
| emphasized in conversations where it at best
| a contributing factor.


An Interview With Jono

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| Iâm about 100% sure that the next person
| to be interviewed needs no introduction â
| everybody will have heard of Jono at some
| point, whether it be from his role within
| the community, his activity on identi.ca &
| twitter, or maybe even from LernidâEither
| way, I hope you enjoy this as much as I
| have!
| [...]
| 8. What would you like to see happen with
| Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?
| I want to see free software, delivered via
| Ubuntu, become the most ubiquitous
| platform in the world for users and
| developers, available to all, respecting
| local languages and culture, and inspiring
| innovation and sharing.

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