Forking the LGPL into the BSD

Bear with me for a moment. Let's say I have a fruit tree that has pretty good fruit on it. It also never ceases to bear fruit. And I give away the fruit for free out of the goodness of my heart. (I'll even let you take my fruit and …

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All your bits are belong to us (errr bitkeeper)

So a picure is worth a thousand words... I'll try and explain this in less than 1000 words. My brother and I were talking about the BitKeeper incident last week. He claimed that the revocation of the BK license to OSDL and that Linus' subsequent droppage of BK is prototypical …

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Marten Mickos keynote observations

Last Wednesday I attended a very interesting keynote given by Marten Mickos entitled "Scale Out". Here's a few gems that I gleaned from it: He stated that the survivors of the dot com era built their infrastructure on top of open source (and mentioned Yahoo, Google and eBay as examples …

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Trogdor comes in the night.... so leave the light on

The past few nights our daughter Olivia has claimed that there are monsters in her room (too much Monsters Inc?). She has been sleeping with the lights on. When the lights are on, she is completely calm and has no fear, and finally relaxes and goes to sleep. Pretty easy …

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