[Seattle-SAGE] RE: [SLL] FW: Seattle Code Camp

Jason Mauer jmauer at microsoft.com
Fri Sep 23 09:00:20 PDT 2005

Good question, thanks. There isn't a requirement for a specific license,
just that you should be able to share the code you're presenting. I
would suggest using as liberal a license as possible (BSD-ish), but it's
up to you.

In some cases a developer may be showing modifications to an existing
code base (like the Linux kernel, PHP-Nuke, Mono, etc) that already
falls under an existing license. Following the existing license terms
makes sense.

There are some cases where someone wants to present some aspect of an
application that's internal to their company, part of a commercial
product, etc. and they are not at liberty to share the code. In those
cases it's fine to talk about it to set up your talk (to illustrate a
usage scenario, etc.) but a separate code sample should be prepared that
you can demonstrate and share.

We'll get this clarified in the FAQ on the Code Camp site as well.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Scherrer [mailto:jay at scherrer.com] 
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 8:29 AM
To: kmeyer at blarg.net
Cc: SPUG; Seattle-Sage; SeaJUG; SeaBUG; SLUG-list-ALL; SLL; Xcoder;
Jason Mauer
Subject: Re: [SLL] FW: Seattle Code Camp

Are there any Licensing requirements?

Jay Scherrer

On Thu, 2005-09-22 at 16:12 -0700, Ken Meyer wrote:
> Ken Meyer
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Mauer [mailto:jmauer at microsoft.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 7:44 AM
> To: bri at gslug.org; kmeyer at blarg.net
> Subject: Seattle Code Camp
> Brian and Ken,
> Greetings from Microsoft. I'm helping to put together a Code Camp in
> on October 22nd and 23rd and wanted to encourage you and your user
group to
> participate.
> Code Camp is an event that's been running for a year or two out on the
> Coast. It's an event by and for the local developer community, with
> developers organizing, attending, and presenting the event. It's not
> particular to any technological faction; everyone is welcome to
> It's 100% free with volunteer presentations and no charge to attend.
We held
> one in Portland last July and was a lot of fun; I'd like to help make
> Seattle event even bigger and better, and that's where I need your
> The reason I'm contacting you specifically is that I need your help in
> involving developers of the open source persuasion. As you can imagine
> tend to know more people from the .NET side of the fence; no problems
> getting them involved. The goal for Code Camp is to include the entire
> development community, and there's no way I can do that alone.
> Ways that you could participate include:
>   a.. Presenting a session or two; anything is game so long as it
> code and isn't a direct advertisement for a product or service
>   b.. Helping organize by chairing one of the tracks
>   c.. Spreading the word and inviting developers (feel free to use the
> attached invitation email)
>   d.. Attending!
> While you're stewing on that, we're having a lunch meeting today at
> in Redmond for Code Camp planning and you are more than welcome to
attend. I
> know it's short notice but it would be great if you could join us.
> learning more about Code Camp and meeting the developers who are
helping put
> this together, I'll be picking up the tab, so come on over and pig out
> us! J Hope to see you there.
> Thanks for your time. If you have any questions/concerns/etc, don't
> to shoot me an email or give me a call.
>       Jason Mauer
>       Developer Evangelist
>       Microsoft Corporation
>      jmauer at microsoft.com
>       (503) 789-2471

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