Oracle retains open source dictatorship

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jan 26, 2011 7:45 AM EDT
The Register; By Gavin Clarke
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A popular Oracle-controlled open-source project faces a forking after the software giant reiterated that it will restrict what coders can change. Oracle has said that open sourcers are free to extend Project Hudson, the software-build and monitoring service it inherited from Sun Microsystems. They can add as many plug-ins as they like to the core code, and they don't have to contribute the plug-ins back to the community. But if they build such plug-ins, they'll have to give their code another name.

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