[Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Wed Dec 13 17:40:45 UTC 2006

Brian Behlendorf scripsit:

> There are an unfortunate number of Open Source projects where 
> contributions from people who are not the primary authors are nil; 

This is expected and even desirable.  I get few patches for TagSoup
<http://tagsoup.info> and I incorporate very few of them as-is;
the program is a chapel ("cathedral" would overstate the case), not
a bazaar.  Nevertheless, it's important to me that it is Open Source,
if only because it lets me tell people "Sure, change that if you want"
rather than petitioning me for requests that I think will be less than
helpful for most users.

You escaped them by the will-death              John Cowan
and the Way of the Black Wheel.                 cowan at ccil.org
I could not.  --Great-Souled Sam                http://www.ccil.org/~cowan

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