[sldev] Voice=Proprietary

John Hurliman jhurliman at wsu.edu
Wed Mar 14 05:08:05 PDT 2007

Callum Lerwick wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-03-13 at 16:15 +0100, Boroondas Gupte wrote:
>> That would be the old question of the cathedral and the bazaar 
>> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cathedral_and_the_Bazaar>. Linden Lab 
>> will have to make clear where they see their open source efforts on the 
>> scale between those extreme paradigms.
> Uhhh. "The Cathedral and the Bazaar" is a comparison of two open source
> development models. It is an attempt to quantify the development model
> pioneered by the Linux kernel in contrast to previous projects. It is
> not a continuum. In particular, the whole point of the the essay is to
> portray "The Cathedral" as an antiquated anachronism of a bygone era.
> Linden Lab can't have it both ways. They will learn this sooner or
> later.

I think I signed up for the wrong mailing list. Is there a mailing list 
for people who discuss coding and development? I am not a lawyer or even 
a paralegal, I have no background in copyright law or contract law, and 
I have nothing to contribute to 99% of the traffic for "sldev". Not 
trying to downplay the importance of analyzing the sociopolitical 
impacts of Linden Labs choice of licensing terms, but I don't have time 
every day to sift through the traffic every day and find the odd person 
that is actually writing code.

John Hurliman

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