Mike Linksvayer at 2017-01-27T04:10:56Z

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13493311

The company that developed RethinkDB, something like MongoDB but with a better reputation, went out of business, and apparently the developers want RethinkDB in a foundation. But are held up because foundations want them to change the license from AGPLv3. Apparently they are talking to the wrong foundations.

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Conservancy is the obvious answer.

Jason Self at 2017-01-27T14:13:28Z

@jxself yeah I made a snarky comment to that effect https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13497625

Now I see Erik Moeller made the obvious suggestion nearly six months ago https://github.com/rethinkdb/rethinkdb/issues/6137 ... I don't follow these conversations about choosing a 'foundation' closely, but I get sense that somehow, maybe without lots of awareness, lots of developers think joining a trade association is the right, or perhaps high status, thing to do, not really taking non-profit stewardship seriously. Am I crazy to sense this? I would love to change it if true.

Mike Linksvayer at 2017-01-27T20:56:04Z

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