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'Harmony' for open source contributors on horizon

Jun 15, 2011, 12:08 (1 Talkback[s])


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"Project Harmony – no, not that Project Harmony – has spent a year collecting feedback on how to refine terms governing contributors to open source projects, and it's scheduled to wrap up this effort on June 23. Shortly thereafter, version 1.0 of the Project Harmony rules will be officially released. The idea, organizers say, is to make participation in open source projects easier.

"The question is whether companies, projects, and individuals will actually use the new rules. Some have already taken exception to Harmony, principally because one of its primary backers is Ubuntu daddy Canonical."

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