Bruce Perens on Microsoft and Apache

You may or may not have heard that Microsoft recently sponsored the Apache Foundation, to the tune of $100,000 a year.

While I'd love to believe that Microsoft is finally changing its tune on the open source development model and actually honestly trying to promote interoperability, it seems I am not the only one with cynical and sceptical views on Microsoft's real agenda.

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The AGPL Announced

Today, the Free Software Foundation issued a press release announcing a new type of open source license: the Affero GPL (AGPL).

Basically, the AGPL is GPLv3 with one key addition: source must be shared to network users. This means if your favorite web application were to be released under the AGPL, any changes you make to it, even if just for your website, must be published.

Think of this hypothetical ...

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