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What is proper way to reject contributors for a complex project, based on their skill level, to save on coaching effort?

The most established pattern is called a job interview. I'm aware that's a slightly facetious answer, but the reality of the world is that a large proportion of the "advanced problems" in ...
Philip Kendall's user avatar
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Can a LGPL project use contributed code after the original contributor withdrew it and was banned from the project?

There doesn't seem to be a copyright violation here. The code was pretty clearly released under the LGPL, and open source licenses are (almost certainly) irrevocable; it doesn't matter that the patch ...
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How can I mitigate or avoid clashes with project maintainers over my bug report(s)?

There are at least two competing interests in how open source maintainers run their projects: a desire to foster and accept outside contributions developer bandwidth Developers have limited time to ...
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Example of open source project that has had legal problems with contributors claiming any kind of right over their contribution?

Vaguely related because Apache contributors are under a CLA, a long time ago there was some feud between JBoss and Apache Geronimo, ... a very long time ago...http://www.theserverside.com/news/thread....
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