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User & Date: wyoung 2019-07-12 16:39:06
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2019-07-12
16:40
Added "and use" to fossil-v-git: the license has effects that extend beyond design and implementation. check-in: 2cc9036e10 user: wyoung tags: bsd-vs-gpl
16:39
Prose tightening tweak check-in: d2a77c309e user: wyoung tags: bsd-vs-gpl
16:38
Reduced repeition of the "deisgn and implementation" bits of "Fossil vs Git" in the new "GPL vs BSD" material. check-in: 4f293ddf58 user: wyoung tags: bsd-vs-gpl
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gatekeeping step, so it discourages low-engagement contributors. A CLA
also drives off those unable to accept the CLA's restrictions on their
rights, which are otherwise quite minimal under a BSD-style license. The
GPL requires much the same sort of relinquishment of rights without this
up-front gatekeeping.

We think this additional friction is not an entirely bad thing. We think
it creates greater contributor community cohesion, because everyone who
pushed past that legal friction made an affirmative, active step to get
into the community.

These differences in world-view show up in the design and implementation
of these two DVCSes. 
Git encourages anonymous contributions
and siloed development, which are hallmarks of the GPL/bazaar approach to







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gatekeeping step, so it discourages low-engagement contributors. A CLA
also drives off those unable to accept the CLA's restrictions on their
rights, which are otherwise quite minimal under a BSD-style license. The
GPL requires much the same sort of relinquishment of rights without this
up-front gatekeeping.

We think this additional friction is not an entirely bad thing. We think
it improves contributor community cohesion, because everyone who
pushed past that legal friction made an affirmative, active step to get
into the community.

These differences in world-view show up in the design and implementation
of these two DVCSes. 
Git encourages anonymous contributions
and siloed development, which are hallmarks of the GPL/bazaar approach to