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The Register: MS Eases Up on 'Gimme All Your Stuff' Community License

Oct 18, 2002, 02:30 (10 Talkback[s])

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"Microsoft Corp has re-worked a controversial license for a .NET developers' hosted community, after concern the company granted itself wide-ranging rights over developers' code...

"Workspaces is Microsoft's growing community for .NET developers, targeted at those working in distributed groups. The service--in beta and due next spring--provides a centralized source for source code control, bug-tracking and discussion boards.

"These features emulate the open source community's hugely popular SourceForge.NET, targeted at distributed and enterprise developers working in Linux and open source code. Under Workspaces' previous license, developers posting code to Workspaces granted Microsoft wide-ranging rights over the use and dissemination of source code..."

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