An explanation of the difficulty of solving licenseproliferation in one sentence
nelson at crynwr.com
Thu Mar 10 04:54:45 UTC 2005
Fink, Martin R writes:
> >From Glen's message....
> > W.r.t. license proliferation, I found Marten Mickos' keynote
> > comment at LinuxWorld interesting (paraphrased): "1000 commercial
> > packages have 1000 licenses, 1000 open source packages have 50
> > licenses. This is success, not 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....
The statement needs further clarification:
"1000 commercial packages have 1000 (BINARY) licenses, 970 open source
packages have 9 (SOURCE) licenses, and 30 open source packages use
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