[wp-hackers] On Submitting Code
mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Tue Aug 31 17:51:28 UTC 2010
On Aug 31, 2010, at 8:55 AM, Lynne Pope wrote:
> Resolving this issue was very costly for Mambo, both in time and money, and
> made a lot of people wary about using it. If a code submission policy had
> been in place at that time the responsibility would have fallen on the
> developer involved, and not on the project. There is simply no way an open
> source project like WordPress can know if developers are submitting code
> they have the rights to, or whether the code is derived from something that
> has an incompatible license.
> A code submission policy can't stop unoriginal code from being submitted,
> but it can provide a defense if anything blows up.
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