[zeromq-dev] Opensource and business interest

Benjamin benjamin.l.cordes at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 14:54:11 CEST 2015


I have a company which builds on ZeroMQ. It is an open source company in
the area of Cryptocurrencies. A major ZeroMQ contributor has started an
identical company which I believe "uses" my inventions. Not just one or two
ideas of mine, but a complete software architecture which I've spent a long
time developing. I'd be curious to know how this community thinks about
such problems. I haven't personally been in a conflict like this before,
but it certainly is not very enjoyable to see others taking my inventions
and pretending they are theirs (never mind profiting from them).

The concept of the "Collective Code Construction Contract" as a model of
open collaboration does not address an issue like this and I'd be curious
about opinions. Are opensource principles and business interest compatible
at all? What are rights of intellectual property right holders in contracts
to the right of copying freely? I'm not referring to ZMQ itself of course,
which is LGPL.



On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 2:31 PM, Benjamin <benjamin.l.cordes at gmail.com>

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