"BOSTON -- Open source licenses help to define the
terms and conditions of software use and redistribution. But what
are the terms and condition under which developers actually
contribute code? That's the realm of software contribution
"A new effort spearheaded by Amanda Brock, general counsel at
Canonical, the lead sponsor of Ubuntu Linux, is trying to help
solve the problem of contribution agreements. The effort is called
Project Harmony, and it's a multi-stakeholder project that aims to
help provide some clarity and uniformity to software contribution
""The goal is to create standardized inbound software
contribution agreements," Brock said during a meeting here at
LinuxCon. "By having a standardized document, that will take away
an unnecessary burden from open source development.""
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