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+ - Getting involved with writing open source licenses

Submitted by bulio
bulio (884542) writes "I'm planning on studying civil law, and would like to gain some experience in the field by helping to write and revise licenses such as the GNU Free Documentation License, and licenses such as Creative Commons (and its derivatives). My question is, how does one help to revise and improve licenses like these? Is there a mailing list or IRC channel that I could visit? On another note, how would one go about writing his own documentation license?"
The Internet

Stretching the Net To Its Limits

Posted by samzenpus
from the thin-as-paper dept.
DebNY writes "A study from the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) group at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu says the rapid rise of Web video and broadband net access 'may overwhelm some of the Internet's backbones' in 2007, while 'ISPs may struggle to keep pace with demand.' Ed Cone of CIO Insight however says reports of the Internet's imminent demise are greatly exaggerated." He goes on to say: "An Internet that is broken or seriously impaired at its core would obviously be bad for business in all kinds of ways...but as in the case of the most notorious prognostication of impending disaster, made in 1995 by Ethernet co-inventor Robert Metcalfe, the doom seers seem likely to eat their words. In fact, the supply of available bandwidth, especially at the core of the net, looks healthier than the pessimists would have it — or even bother to support with hard numbers when pressed to defend their arguments."

What hath Bob wrought?

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