Posted Oct 20, 2010 10:21 UTC (Wed) by sladen
In reply to: "A buzzword that has no agreed upon meaning"
Parent article: Kuhn: Canonical, Ltd. Finally On Record: Seeking Open Core
I (personally) find the Canonical Contributor agreement to be sub-optimal in its current state (which is the reason why I have not signed it).
I don't find its sub-optimalability to be a reason for publishing a sensational hypothesis, the better and pragmatic approach is probably to try and actually do something
about fixing it, constructively.
"...seeking guidance about what is normal or typical around collaborating with others on such a basis."
If my recollection is correct, Canonical are underwriting just such an initiative, called (for want of a better name), "Project Harmony
"—where the intent is not to discuss the perceived merits (or disadvantages) of Copyright assignment, but on how to make the process annoy the least number of people when it does crop up.
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