Category Archives: licensing

Misdirection

As the over-heated CSS vendor prefix debate rages, I can’t help but note the mounting pile of logical fallacies and downright poor reasoning being deployed. Some context is in order. Your Moment Of Zen The backdrop to this debate is that CSS is absolutely the worst, least productive part of the web platform. Apps teams […]

OSCON ’08

I’m leaving tomorrow for my yearly trek to Portland for OSCON. If you’re going, don’t hesitate to drop me a line if you want to catch up or RSVP for the Dojo meetup/dinner on Wed evening. Speaking as a member of the OSCON program committee, I’m very happy about the quality of the talks in […]

“Why Do I need To Sign This?”

There has been much discussion in the various Dojo fora of late regarding the need (and hassle) of requiring that all contributors send in signed Contributor License Agreements. These agreements state that: Those contributing to Dojo Foundation projects actually own what they contribute and therefore have the right to license it to someone else All […]

Blatantly Mis-Quoting Sublime

100 points to Freedom. Dojo, DWR, CometD, OpenRecord, and the newly accepted Psych Desktop project are all 100 for 100 on Dion’s scale because we’ve done the hard work of building a Foundation, ensuring the IP provenance of every checkin, built a community structure that gives everyone who’s significantly invested a real voice, and have […]

Clean Licensing: Why You Should Care (If You Don’t Already)

I’ve written before about the importance of clean licensing to an Open Source project, but one of the things I didn’t cleanly outline is the case for clean licensing from the point of users. Understanding why clean licensing is valuable to users helps to further cement why it’s valuable to projects, and why well-run projects […]