[Ofa_boardplus] OFA and Open Source
jgg+lists at ziepe.ca
Fri Mar 16 11:02:38 PDT 2018
On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 03:42:53AM +0000, Hefty, Sean wrote:
> > It is already easy to see why, Saen's latest message suggests that OFA
> > should be OK with not doing open source development. That kind of
> > activity is totally incompatible with stewarding open source projects
> > and would eventually explode politically to try and do both at once.
> Well, as a specific example, OFA could decide to create proprietary
> training material or compliance and validation tests that are only
> made available to its members. I don't see that as being
> incompatible with other projects being open source, or result in
> political explosions.
Well, OFA did the training thing already and it already resulted in a
political explosion & nightmare.
Just in general, having the organization engage in activties that
compete with its own membership's commercial activities is just
inviting future problems.
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