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Cedric Williams edited this page Mar 23, 2019 · 6 revisions

Are there fees for participating in InnerSourceCommons?

There is no fee to be part of the Commons. We have talked about charging for tickets to Summit events, but the debate hasn't come to any conclusions yet. We have not charged for the first couple, though it seems folks are more inclined to charge in the future.

We don't want to restrict anyone's access to an event, but some cost recovery would be useful (they aren't all that cheap to put on) and it would be very useful to get people's level of commitment earlier in the process so that folks that are volunteering to organize things can have a more accurate headcount than we've achieved so far. :smile:

Event costs so far have been entirely covered by the hosts, and participant costs have been either covered by participants or their employers. I would love to have the ability to cover travel expenses for people that might otherwise struggle to participate.

Another aspect that has been discussed is charging for tickets (to get a firm commitment from attendees) and donating that to the Apache Software Foundation (since we are pretty much copying the Apache Way) and / or other free software sustainability projects.

Which license governs contributions to InnerSourceCommons?

The Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License governs by default. We do allow other copyright statements for specific items on the site. E.g., if a company wanted to post their material with a (c) or (tm) on their logos or other marks those pieces could be flagged as such without restricting all the material they are contributing (and attributing).

Is there any copyright on the channel logo? I really like it and would like to reuse it internally. If we all did that then it would help create an identity for Inner Source. Is it ok to reuse it?

It’s free to use - in fact, you’re encouraged to use it!

The logo is free to use so long as you use it for InnerSource.

Note that trademark rights in the InnerSource name and branding are not licensed in CC-BY-SA.

Why do you use InnerSource instead of Inner Source?

In part this is done because the term "Inner Source" is used for other pursuits completely unrelated to the application of open source methods to corporate software development. Putting the words together makes it easier to find related content via a search engine.

How does the InnerSourceCommons website differ from the Wiki?

The main website currently functions as a general overview and pointers to resources developed to help explain "inner source" at PayPal; pull requests to suggest changes can be made on github.

The wiki (which this page is on!) is a collaborative work written by many practicioners of inner source within various organizations, and welcomes your input by using the GitHub wiki Edit button on the top left of this page (if you're logged in).

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