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CodePlex: choosing a license

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/07/29

One of the toughest parts on  creating a new [Archive.isCodePlex project is choosing a license.

As Jeff Attwood wrote a couple of years ago, choosing a license – any license – is important, because if you don’t, you declare an implicit copyright without explaining how others could use your code.
In addition to that, Jeff published a list of licenses with a one-line phrase describing them, so it becomes easier to start making a choice.

Last year, ShreevastaR extended that list in his answer to this question on CodePlex licensing.
Brian Campbell did the same a few months later on  another StackOverflow question about CodePlex licensing.
There are many more threads like those 2, and they give similar results.

The reason I want to put up a CodePlex project, is to put my sample code for conferences, blog articles and course examples on-line so they are easier to share with other people.
Most is from Visual Studio or Delphi projects using languages C#, VB.NET and Delphi.
Some of it are batch-files, XSD, XSLT, or other small snippets to get stuff working. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in .NET, Access, CodePlex, Database Development, Delphi, Development, Firebird, InterBase, Software Development, SQL Server | 4 Comments »

Non-English error messages…

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/03/17

Sometimes you wish there was some universal translation table to get the English error messages.

Just got this at a client:

Project Foo.exe raised exception class EOleException with message ‘De bewerking moet worden uitgevoerd op een query die kan worden bijgewerkt‘.

The English translation of the error message is “Operation must use an updateable query” (which is also wrong: the query is indeed updateable).
But not knowing that English translation beforehand, how do you find out the cause?

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Access, Database Development, Delphi, Development | 2 Comments »

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