Introducing Open Solutions Alliance

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Wed Feb 14 20:32:14 UTC 2007

Robin 'Roblimo' Miller wrote:
> I'm sure licensing questions will be raised at the LinuxWorld Jr.
> presentation. I'll be there with my video camera and lots of tape...

It looks like CentricCRM couldn't wait after all.  There's a story up at
 ZDNet (

The members are
Centric CRM, EnterpriseDB, JasperSoft, SpikeSource, Adaptive Planning,
CollabNet, Hyperic, Openbravo,, Talend, and GroundWork
Open Source.

CentricCRM - Claims to be OSS but license is clearly proprietary
EnterpriseDB - apparently redistributes PostegreSQL, but doesn't seem to
release any new OSS.
JasperSoft - Some software GPL.
SpikeSource - "Integrates" OSS.  Saw no sign that any software they
created was.
Adaptive Planning - GPL version.
CollabNet - Subversion is under Apache. May be other OSS.
Hyperic - GPL version.
Openbravo - MPL + Exhibit B.  Refers to OSI and OSD without indicating
that they have not sought approval.
SourceForge - Completely proprietary
Talend - Most (L)GPL
GroundWork Open Source - GPL version

This hasn't been checked thoroughly.  Still, it's a mixed bag, to say
the least.

Matthew Flaschen

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