I love this quote about Ani DeFranco from Small Giants: IRS Records wanted to sign Ani, and we went to see them in Los Angeles. They had this beautiful office. I thought, ‘Who’s paying for this?’ I couldn’t see anything they had that we really needed. IRS had a phone; we had a phone. IRS […]
Dries Buytaert wrote a compelling article on the challenges that large open source projects like Drupal and WordPress face in seeking to be sustainable, and preventing a tragedy of the commons, where large corporations use open source software without giving back.
Almost every software company claims copyright on their developers' side-projects in order to protect themselves from lawsuits, but there's a way to do it without taking away the employee's rights.