I hope to be able to participate in this activity, if only to ensure that it does not become a validation for the practice of using “contributor agreements” by corporations “hosting” open source projects. Contributor agreements are bad for communities, because they give one community member more rights than everyone else. They are perhaps justifiable if the entity aggregating everyone’s copyright is acting on behalf of the whole community democratically (such as a non-profit foundation), but otherwise they are the genetic marker for a community with issues.
One explanation for the significant Amazon down-time on Tuesday could be that they were switching from S3 to S4 as their storage technology. Possibly successfully.
Mårten Mickos responds to my criticisms of open core in a thoughtful posting.
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