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2 items tagged “yehudakatz”


Open Source gives engineers the power to collaborate across legal entities (companies) without involving bizdev. The benefits of this workaround are extraordinary and underappreciated.

Yehuda Katz

# 6th June 2018, 9:52 pm / open-source, yehudakatz


The Maximal Usage Doctrine for Open Source. Yehuda Katz shares my own philosophy on Open Source licensing—stick BSD or MIT on it to maximise the number of people who can use it. The projects I work on are small enough that I don’t care if someone makes big private improvements and refuses to share them. I can see how much larger projects like Linux would disagree though.

# 6th January 2010, 5:23 pm / bsd, licenses, linux, mit, open-source, yehudakatz