[zeromq-dev] Opensource and business interest

Benson Margulies benson at dchbk.us
Sun Aug 9 14:55:42 CEST 2015

How is this on topic here? You might try http://opensource.stackexchange.com/.

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 8:54 AM, Benjamin <benjamin.l.cordes at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.
> Regards,
> Benjamin
> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 2:31 PM, Benjamin <benjamin.l.cordes at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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