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Indemnification? · A few days ago, I wrote about the scary Terms of Par­tic­i­pa­tion on Java.net. This led to some in­ter­nal dis­cus­sion­s, and it turns out to be more com­pli­cat­ed than it you’d think; to start with, SourceForge and Col­labNet have more or less the same in­dem­ni­ties. I still think it would be nice to get rid of them, but it’s not a slam-dunk ...
Scary Legals, Redux · I re­cent­ly cov­ered a sto­ry with a hap­py end­ing: the nasty (and mis­lead­ing) le­gal barbed-wire in front of NetBeans got tak­en down. Next step: let’s do the same thing for Java.net. Read on for ex­cerpts from the legal­s, but the bot­tom line is sim­ple: to non-lawyers (like me), this is scary stuff. The per­son who point­ed this out to me closed with the words “and so I’m not a mem­ber of java.net.” ...
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