[geeklog-devel] Open Source Etiquette

Michael Jervis mjervis at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 12:04:55 EDT 2008

On a number of separate channels related to Geeklog development I've
recently (well over the last 6 months, 4 separate things have come up)
been discussing the etiquette of when to add your name to a copyright
header, when to take "ownership" of functions, modules etc.

I kept asking Dirk where the article I'd read and I thought discussed
when I first started contributing to geeklog was.

Neither of us could find it.

But I've had a brain wave today as something came up on my radar
elsewhere and made a connection...

I was referring to ESR's "Homesteading the Noosphere" paper, which is
a damned good read that anyone working on open source should read and
at least think about even if they don't agree with it all.

Original English:


Other translations, and other related essays such as CatB here:

I read them all a few years back, worth you guys doing the same.

Michael Jervis
mjervis at gmail.com

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