Project Harmony Considered Harmful
Jul 12, 2011, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
"Very soon, you're likely to see a marketing blitz for this
thing called Project Harmony (which just released its 1.0 version
of document templates). Even the name itself is marketing: it's not
actually descriptive, but is so named to market a "good feeling"
about the project before even knowing what it is. (It's also got
serious namespace collision, including with a project already in
the software freedom community.
"Project Harmony markets itself as fixing something that our
community doesn't really consider broken. Project Harmony is a set
of document templates, primarily promulgated and mostly drafted by
corporate lawyers, that entice developers to give control of their
software work over to companies."