[License-discuss] [Non-DoD Source] Re: (no subject)

Karan, Cem F CIV USARMY RDECOM ARL (US) cem.f.karan.civ at mail.mil
Thu Sep 7 21:01:04 UTC 2017

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> From: License-discuss [mailto:license-discuss-bounces at opensource.org] On Behalf Of Tzeng, Nigel H.
> Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2017 12:10 PM
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> Subject: Re: [License-discuss] [Non-DoD Source] Re: (no subject)
> Cem,
> I think I’ve mentioned this in the past but GOSS needs not be bazaar style open development.  Cathedral development that simply open
> sources the resulting product still has tremendous value to the community.
> From that perspective CLAs, and dealing with external contributions are a non-issue because there aren’t any and open sourcing is much
> lower risk.  All contributions are done by USG employees or contractors.  All the project looks at are JIRA issues and determines if any
> warrant any internal action.
> Regards,
> Nigel

I see your point with cathedral-style development, but I think that bazaar-style development results in far more progress in a shorter time frame and at lower cost.  In addition, the Government has done cathedral-style development for a while now, and (in my opinion), it is time for it to move forwards towards the bazaar.  We're not yet at the point that we can just let go of everything and avoid CLAs altogether, but there may come a point in time when we can.  At least, I hope that time will come.

Cem Karan
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