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What are benefits and drawbacks of joining an umbrella organization?

When an Open Source project arrives at a certain size the discussion about creating an organization / foundation may come up. It seems however that the common practice is to join an umbrella ...
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Is there any Open Source Pledges or "stamps of approval" for Open Source Projects to join to show they are ethical?

I'm looking for ways to communicate to my users that our project is committed to making the world a better place. That we don't collect or sell the user's privacy. That we are committed to promoting ...
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How ethical and legal is it to develop proprietary software? [closed]

I am a freelancer and recently, built software for an organization. Our deal was for me to develop and submit software at whole. Hence, it is a proprietary software owned by that organization. I've ...
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Are there any places for abandoned repos to be transferred?

It's true that big outfits like Github aim to be around for at least the next decade or so, so arguably it's not a big deal for repos to just sit in user accounts. However, other questions make clear ...
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When is it necessary for an open source project to be backed by an organization [closed]

Open source projects are backed by many people and organisations, for example Debian is backed by Developers and Ubuntu is backed by Canonical. I would like to ask when is it necessary for an open ...
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How to deal with support of open source solutions in bigger projects?

There are many open source solutions that are supported by an organisation, and that helps a lot when considering trainings and consultants. But when the point is contracts, for a database or an ESB ...
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