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Linus Torvalds Says All Contributor License Agreements Are Broken

Jan 21, 2014, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Silviu Stahie)

A controversy regarding Canonical's CLA has been going on for a couple of days, and now even Linus Torvalds has entered the discussion, although in a more peaceful manner. CLA stands for Contributor License Agreement and it basically allows the distributor of your software (Canonical, Apache, and almost all the big distributors out there) to defend the application in case it needs defending, in a copyright issue for example.

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