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Linus Torvalds: Any CLA is fundamentally broken

sfcrazy (1542989) writes | about 9 months ago


sfcrazy (1542989) writes "The controversy over Canonical's CLA has once again surfaced. While Matthew Garrett raises valid points about the flaws in Canonical's CLAs, Linus Torvalds says that “To be fair, people just like hating on Canonical. The FSF and Apache Foundation CLA’s are pretty much equally broken. And they may not be broken because of any relicencing, but because the copyright assignment paperwork ends up basically killing the community. Basically, with a CLA, you don’t get the kind of “long tail” that the kernel has of random drive-by patches. And since that’s how lots of people try the waters, any CLA at all – changing the license or not – is fundamentally broken.”"
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Explain your TLAs (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46018155)

Niiiiiice. In one short article summary, the acronym "CLA" was thrown in five times without a single hint as to what it means. Glad to see that SEO spam-quality summary writing is in full effect at Slashdot.

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