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Comment: Maildir (Score 4, Interesting) 385

by roderickm (#33489028) Attached to: Best Way To Archive Emails For Later Searching?

Maildir storage format is resistant to bit-rot because it stores each message in a separate file, and uses filesystem directories for mail folders. It's widely supported by user agents (mail readers) and IMAP/POP3/SMTP servers, so you'll never be stranded by the actions of a single software vendor. Finally, it's easily searched using everyday unix tools - find, grep, sed, awk, etc., and you can use the full-text search engine of your choice for speedy searches.

Comment: Re:OSS projects should not be owned by companies (Score 1) 131

by roderickm (#30681966) Attached to: Is Getting Acquired Good For FOSS Projects?

That's crazy talk. There are many threats to the health and vibrancy of an open source project, and being backed by a commercial company is not a reliable indicator of danger.

Consider the behavior of the project maintainers and planners. Do they engage the community on key issues? Do they accept outside contributions? How are conflicts resolved?

The issue isn't who funds the developers, but the attitudes and behaviors of project leadership.

Comment: Re:What does "Acquire" mean? (Score 1) 131

by roderickm (#30681870) Attached to: Is Getting Acquired Good For FOSS Projects?

You maintain your copyright for Asterisk contributions if you used Digium's contributors' agreement.

Read carefully:

Most contributors grant a "perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and transferable license" to your contribution that allows dual licensing. Unless you specifically disclaimed your copyright, you still have it.

System going down at 1:45 this afternoon for disk crashing.