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From Chris Hostetter <>
Subject Re: If we Open Source our platform, would it be interesting to you?
Date Sat, 02 Mar 2013 00:40:30 GMT
: We are strongly considering opening the source of our DMP (Data Management
: Platform), if it proves to be technically interesting to other developers /
: companies.
: More details:

If you do decide you want to open source your platform, an important 
consideration is logistically how you plan to do that.

You could zip up all the source code along with a LICENSE file and toss it 
on dropbox and, strictly speaking, you have now "open sourced your 
platform" -- but that doesn't mean it's a good idea, or that it will 
really benefit you (or anyone else interested in trying ot use, maintain, 
improve your code) in the long run.

You have to consider important aspects like: license type, source hosting, 
community discussion & bug track hosting, project name branding & 
trademarks, release management, etc...

For projects intersted in becoming part of the ASF developer community, 
this is what the "Incubator" project is for, and they have a lot of great 
docs on what is neccessary for a company to do a code grant to bring an 
existing code base into the Apache fold and build a community arround 


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