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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: [OT] - Apache critique
Date Tue, 24 Jan 2012 18:06:58 GMT
On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 5:59 PM, David Arno <> wrote:
> ...Apache's insistence on owning products and restricting
> who can make changes is irritating. For example, I'd like to create a
> private -> protected fork of Flex and stick that on github as it's a
> specialised product. Under Apache rules though, I'd have to call it
> something other than Flex, even though it would remain open source...

Those rules are here so that no one can own one of our projects - only
the foundation owns them.

If everybody played fair we might not need such rules, but in our real
world and in the long term that's not the case.


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