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Postby lordfoul » Sun Oct 17, 2004 6:24 pm

I thought maybe someone might be interested in this..
http://www.informationweek.com/showArti ... D=50500226
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Postby iNaNimAtE » Sun Oct 17, 2004 8:47 pm

Open-source is legal. Will these people just lay off?

I'm not going to comment on the whole article, but a little thing that is worth noting:

Larry Greenemeier wrote:Subscriptions to protexIP/license management start at $9,500 for two users. The license-management software and service must be used with Black Duck's protexIP/development, which starts at $12,500 for a five-user development subscription.

Can anyone say, fascist?
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Postby SlyckChuck » Sun Oct 17, 2004 8:51 pm

My simple question is: The term open-source, is it free? Since when has it become debatable if it is not? If a person wants to protect their program they should not put it in a open source mode. :idea:
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Postby iNaNimAtE » Sun Oct 17, 2004 9:12 pm

Open-source software doesn't have to be free, id est, without monetary value. The idea is that it is free in freedom (GNU-style.)

There is no reason to "protect" your software, unless you have some amazing trade secret (which, despite the software company's thoughts, they usually don't have anyting special.)

That's why I like Spanish better. We have:
Gratis, meaning without monetary restriction.
Liberte, meaning freedom.
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Postby SlyckChuck » Sun Oct 17, 2004 9:21 pm

Question #2 Can you say: donations???

Sorry I just kind of wonder about this. I know people want to help others and try to make a profit. That is why many ask for donations to make the program continue to improve. Personally I have donated money towards worthy causes. Now some developers are trying to play both sides of the field? Excuse me, I am sure myself and many more will be asking a lot of questions. :idea:
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Postby iNaNimAtE » Sun Oct 17, 2004 9:26 pm

Yes, that's true. Donations have helped a lot of projects still stay both gratis and liberte, but sometimes with the expense of time and bandwidth these days, donations aren't always enough. It's just sad to see some projects go over to the corporate world though... I think RedHat may be one of those.
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Information week is or was very anti open source.

Postby zbeast » Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:23 pm

The magazine "Information week" is very anti-open source. Some of there reporters have equated open source with communism. That article on checking open source software, sprang from other story of SCO suing IBM for “stealing code” in the Sco vs The World case.

So don't worry about it, nothing to see here.
http://www.thinkingmonkey.com/2005/01/b ... ment.shtml
http://insight.zdnet.co.uk/software/win ... 197,00.htm
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