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From "Henning P. Schmiedehausen" <>
Subject Re: Licensing (was: Re: [configuration] handling exceptions in AbstractConfiguration implementations)
Date Thu, 07 Oct 2004 12:10:22 GMT
Henri Yandell <> writes:

>(Henning's .sig is especially apt in his reply btw. :)  )

To me, the Levesque paper is a pretty good summary of the current
state of the (mostly GPL) open source community as a whole. It hurts
and she steps on so many toes of all the self-declared open-source
advocats and "all information must be free" types. This might be the
main reason, why "leading open source community advocates" did their
best to damage the reputation of her.

IMHO, it is a real "must read" for everyone that writes and especially
uses open source. Funnily enough, many of the points that she raises
don't apply to the ASF. Which IMHO shows, that the ASF, for all its
shortcomings and problems, seem to have gotten quite a number of
things right.


Dipl.-Inf. (Univ.) Henning P. Schmiedehausen          INTERMETA GmbH        +49 9131 50 654 0

RedHat Certified Engineer -- Jakarta Turbine Development  -- hero for hire
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"Fighting for one's political stand is an honorable action, but re-
 fusing to acknowledge that there might be weaknesses in one's
 position - in order to identify them so that they can be remedied -
 is a large enough problem with the Open Source movement that it
 deserves to be on this list of the top five problems."
                       -- Michelle Levesque, "Fundamental Issues with
                                    Open Source Software Development"

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