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Linux Top 5: Will Project Harmony Bring Harmony to Linux?

Jul 20, 2011, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"While the Linux kernel and the associated open source components that make up a typical Linux distribution are licensed under open source licenses, those licenses aren't always sufficient for contributions. Open source licenses in the view of some work well for the consumption and distribution of open source, not necessarily for contributions to open source.

That's where Project Harmony comes into play. Over the years, the issue of Contributor License Agreements has been a thorny one. Open source projects, contributors, lawyers and open source advocates all have seemingly different views on whether or not contributor licenses are really needed, and if so, what verbiage they should include.

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