Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 16:13 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Mark Shuttleworth: "I simply have zero interest in the crowd who wants to be different. Leet. 'Linux is supposed to be hard so it's exclusive' is just the dumbest thing that a smart person could say." He's right. Lots of interesting insights in this blog post - I may not agree with everything Ubuntu does, but at least it's doing something.
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by raboof on Sat 9th Mar 2013 10:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
raboof
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Apache and Qt use CLA's, are you complaining about that?


Copyright assignment and a CLA's are two very different things.

All the CLA is doing is taking away responsibility from the project if your code infringes someone elses patent.


Copyright assignment goes a lot further though: it takes away your right to relicense the software you wrote. A CLA (typically) doesn't. Also copyright assignment gives i.e. Canonical the right to relicense the software you wrote as they wish. CLA's (typically) don't.

If you don't trust Canonical, don't use Ubuntu, no one is infringing your rights or freedom, why infringe upon theirs?


Bitching about Canonical doesn't infringe upon their rights or freedom.

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