Red Hat v. Oracle: Which is More Standards Compliant?
Sep 28, 2010, 15:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Compliance, it seems, is the new meme.
"Meme status was actually granted a few weeks ago when the meme
fairies (they're real; look it up) bestowed the honorific to the
open source compliance issue during LinuxCon. Which, let's not kid
ourselves, was exactly what the Linux Foundation, organizers of
LinuxCon and Open Compliance Program wanted.
"But the without-a-doubt coronation of compliance as The Big
Thing in open source land was when The Grey Lady herself covered
compliance in this past Saturday's edition.
"Clearly, licensing compliance has arrived.
"Make no mistake, this is a good thing. The need to ensure
license compliance and reduce the amount of licensing
violations--intentional or otherwise--is real, and necessary."