Those are excerpts from conversations between Chris DiBona, Open Source program manager at Google and Google code users. Enjoy!
Can you remove my project? (I)
- User: ..Therefore, I kindly request you to remove the above code projects ...
- Google: Why should they be deleted? (..) removing old version from the reliable repository internet is a bad thing for the program, computer history and for open source.
Go to the post. Obviously Google is the Internet repository. And removing from Google is bad for open source. So... project leaders are irresponsible?
Can you remove my project? (II)
- User: ..Please delete project "fsog". It's covered by the AGPL license ...
- Google: Done. Thanks.
Go to the post Well, that was fast. No questions? You're sure? It's baaaad for open source!
- User: .. Only if the provisions of the Affero license became part of the GPL would they be of interest to us...
- Google: Then it wouldn't be GPL and thus you shouldn't use the site. Sorry.
Go to the post Impressive psychic ability: how does he know it won't be GPL? The GPL will be released only 3 months later (and without the Affero clause which inclusion was on discussion)
Ideologist ... yet pragmatic
- User: ...Not to press the issue, but why the push to restrict licensing choices ...
- Google: .. ideologically, we feel that the number of open source licensing reduces the overall effectiveness of open source .
Go to the post So are we in the realm of ideology or in the realm of pragmatism? I guess pragmatism if you look at Google track record in China...
You're not the boss of me now!
- User: ...Thanks Chris, but I need you to disambiguate that a bit. Are you saying ...
- Google: You need me to disambiguate for you? I think you need to go find my employment documents and find out where it says I work for you.
Advocate? That's another word for lawyer, right?
UPDATE: answers from Chris DiBona to MilkingTheGNU
More posts on Google:
- Freedom of Speech: the long tail of Google
- GNU Affero: Microsoft jubilates, Google cries
- Goggle = Microsoft, same fights, same tactics, different monopoly