An explanation of the difficulty of solving licenseproliferation in one sentence
Fink, Martin R
martin.fink at hp.com
Wed Mar 9 18:42:30 UTC 2005
>From Glen's message....
> W.r.t. license proliferation, I found Marten Mickos' keynote comment
> LinuxWorld interesting (paraphrased): "1000 commercial packages have
> licenses, 1000 open source packages have 50 licenses. This is success,
> failure, and doesn't need to be fixed."
If Marten did in fact say this, then the statement needs clarifying:
"1000 commercial packages have 1000 (BINARY) licenses, 1000 open source
packages have 58 (SOURCE) licenses." The difference is dramatic and
significant. Open source is about sharing at the source level....
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