Anticipating the sunset
Posted Jul 30, 2008 23:23 UTC (Wed) by salimma
Parent article: Anticipating the sunset
Projects with distributed copyright ownership are mostly immune to this kind of problem; there is no single company which could create huge problems for the Linux kernel by withdrawing its participation, for example.
I wonder if there's a middle ground: require an agreement that your contributed code's can be relicensed, with the approval of, say, 2/3 of the developers active in the last three months.
Count company-sponsored developers as a single person for this exercise, to prevent a corporate hijacking. Or -- perhaps that's a bit too extreme -- limit any corporation to 25% of the vote regardless of their developers' total contribution.
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