ZDNet article - why attribution matters

Matt Asay mjasay at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 06:09:26 UTC 2006

Um, yes.  Alfresco has scads of these, especially in Europe.  Both end users
that are happy using Alfresco with the attribution, SIs that are happy to
sell implementation services for it (without our involvement), and OEMs that
are integrating our Community (attribution required) product into theirs.
It may serve as a deterrent to some, but we have thousands of
users/OEMs/resellers on the Community product.

I guess they didn't notice that it's not open source.  They downloaded it,
accessed the source, modified it, forked it, and redistributed it.  If it
smells like open source and tastes like open source...maybe it's open

> From: <lmajerus at speakeasy.net>
> Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 02:09:57 +0000
> To: <license-discuss at opensource.org>
> Subject: RE: ZDNet article - why attribution matters
> When in doubt about theory, look for facts.
> I would be very interested in hearing about companies that have taken code
> covered by an attribution license, such as the SPL, and distributed the code
> in a way that does not financially benefit the subject of the attribution
> notice. Are there any such companies?
> Laura Majerus

More information about the License-discuss mailing list