Which license to use?

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Fri Jan 12 06:49:05 UTC 2007

Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> What are your actual goals?  If you release the software, and people
> use it, they will know where it came from.

Honestly, that's not always true.  How many GNU/Linux users really know
where their core UI (X11) came from?  It depends what kind of software
it is, and whether it interacts directly with the user.

> When releasing open source you should work
> against that impulse, and instead try to release things as widely as
> possible.  People will remember you better if you are the company
> which freely released that widely used software than they will if you
> are the company which released that less popular software with strings
> attached.

This is probably true.

Matthew Flaschen

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