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Jun
9
revised What are the legal risks if any of using a GPL or AGPL Web Application Framework/CMS?
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Jun
8
comment What are the legal risks if any of using a GPL or AGPL Web Application Framework/CMS?
-1 Not really true. Read up on AGPL and GLPv3 and the service loophole.
Jun
8
revised What are the legal risks if any of using a GPL or AGPL Web Application Framework/CMS?
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Jun
8
comment What are the legal risks if any of using a GPL or AGPL Web Application Framework/CMS?
@msw Any reasonable person that has studied GPL would not use GPL code at a corporation. They would realize that the FOSS motto is very anti-corporation. I realize motto != legal recourse.
Jun
8
answered What are the legal risks if any of using a GPL or AGPL Web Application Framework/CMS?
Jun
7
comment dvcs - is “clone to branch” a common workflow?
I haven't used Mercurial much but Git does not have this problem. I can branch all day long locally, merge into develop branch, push and no one has to look at my branch names.
Jun
6
comment About Intellectual-Property agreement with employer
This is not unusual from all the IP agreements I've seen. However I would not sign it. You can easily fix this by making them add "practice or developed during employment period while using employer facilities and on employer related projects."
Jun
6
comment About Intellectual-Property agreement with employer
State means country everywhere except the US. So it still applies.
Jun
6
comment How can I convince a project manager that there is no way to solve all the compatibility issues?
Or you could release Windows ME
Jun
4
comment Is it advisable to ask employees to create 'work' GitHub accounts?
GitHub Enterprise is absurdly expensive. GitLab is free. Depending on your type of business I don't see a problem with using GitHub hosted paid accounts.
Jun
4
comment Can modifications to open source project be considered trade secret?
FYI, most big named OSS projects make you sign your rights away on the code before they let you submit it back into the project.
Jun
4
comment Review quality of code
I suppose an engineer didn't like the reality check when being asked to review two unknown code bases for code quality so they can blame one side over the other instead of actually looking into ways of fixing the problem.
Jun
3
answered Review quality of code
Jun
2
comment How does PHP internally represent strings?
Which version of PHP? PHP < 6 cannot handle native UTF-8. There are packages and methods though that help/solve this problem. Google fun with utf-8 and php. Then switch to another platform instead of PHP. :)
Jun
2
answered How do I know if I am using Scrum methodologies?
Jun
2
answered The model to sell apps on App Store is better with a paid only version?
Jun
1
comment Is writing software in the absence of requirements a skill to possess or a situation I should avoid?
At some point almost all requirements are "made up." The question is, in the face of vague requirements do you want the freedom to take things in your own direction / take charge in gathering the requirements and refining them or sit there and wait for someone else to "make up" the requirements?
May
31
comment Wisdom of using open source code in a commercial software product
@richard Some of my Answer may be unclear. Your statement is what I am also saying. Why focus on the pieces that have been solved time and time again like ORM. Focus on the Business Domain. ORM is not business domain unless you are selling a ORM product.
May
30
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May
30
comment Wisdom of using open source code in a commercial software product
@richard I originally said OS not FOS. Even that definition has issues though. The Mono team has been able to easily and legally take the ASP.NET stack and use it in Mono.