This is a discussion on [News] Europe Has Free Software Reuse Repositories - Linux ; -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Reduce, reuse, recycle… repository ,----[ Quote ] | Whilst on my tour of Europe I have been pleasantly surprised by the number of | repository projects up and running across the continent to reuse ...
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Reduce, reuse, recycle… repository
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| Whilst on my tour of Europe I have been pleasantly surprised by the number of
| repository projects up and running across the continent to reuse code and
| reduce development costs and effort. Examples include Andalusia in Spain, the
| the Collaborative Development Environment in Italy, the Uitwisselplatform in
| The Netherlands, and Programverket in Sweden.
| Meanwhile, the Open Source Observatory and Repository (OSOR) project, which
| will provide visibility into existing European open source projects where
| applications and code can be found and reused was launched just days ago.
Time for open source to build a Code Recycling Center
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| What I’d like to see is a Code Recycling Center. Corporate development staffs
| could unload their open source code, in whatever condition it may be in,
| secure in the knowledge the right home will be found for it.
| The Code Recycling Center would acknowledge the contribution and then go
| through the code, passing along what’s relevant to member projects, dumping
| the junk.
| The corporation will have done its duty, the community will have the
| contributions, the code will be recycled, and it’s a win-win for everyone.
There are /many/ examples of projects that reuse code extensively/exclusively
(integration). That's why the GPL wins on the Web, e.g. in CMS software.
Firefox Set Free in IceWeasel
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| One possible outcome is that Debian developers just rename Firefox to
| something else. Another possibility is that they just use GNU's
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