The decline of reciprocal licenses through corporate leadership

I want to talk about reciprocal Open Source licenses for a minute. Most major projects are permissively licensed so you might be thinking, "Why should I care about reciprocal licenses?" Well, there is one very important difference between reciprocal and permissive licenses: how they support their community. That difference in community support is why corporations promote--and sometimes require--permissive licenses. My thesis is the rise of corporate Open Source projects have led us away from reciprocal licenses and that project maintainers should not follow blindly.

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I am Forty Three

Today I turn 43! That means it is time to take a moment and reflect on last year and what is to come. Now last year I signed off with the hope that today's birthday review would be "a lot more interesting".

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Forty Two

Last year I mentioned that I've felt like I am 28. That still holds true today. But, for the last year, I was somehow convinced that I was 42. It wasn't until something like September--discussing plans for my wife's birthday if I recall correctly--that I realized I was mistaken. But, today I actually turn 42. So here's to a second year as 42!

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So Excited! Preordered The Trip Home

The Crystal Method has been my favorite band since I discovered them as an intern at Microsoft. That's 30 years ago now! Well the next album drops September 28th. Based on the first single "Holy Arp", I feel echoes of "Vegas". That fact plus the album title "The Trip Home" makes me very, very excited. Listen to "Holy Arp" below. Pre-order information here.

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