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The battle for Apache Cassandra highlights major problem with open source projects

Nov 15, 2016, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

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Developers prefer Apache-licensed software, but the companies involved in Apache Software Foundation (ASF) projects should tread carefully. While it's great to be associated with the the Apache brand, the ASF can seem like "Conan the Barbarian" to project leads who don't abide by its rules. That's one lesson to take from the fracas between the ASF and DataStax, the principal developer of the popular Cassandra database.

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