"Open Source Constitution"?

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Sat Apr 9 17:21:25 UTC 2005

Chuck Swiger wrote:

> What is "commercial open source"?

There is a tendency among some companies to view the Open Source 
contributors as unpaid employees who will improve a company's software 
without much logical economic reason, rather than as parties with whom 
the company operates a quid-pro-quo. Most of these folks will want to 
have a way to convert the work of Open Source contributors into a 
proprietary-licensed product.



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