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Re: BCS OS Licence
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: BCS OS Licence
- From: Anonymous User
- Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 16:11:00 +0000
Eric Raymond (Cathedral and the Bazaar author) has given a interesting speech in which he explains why we don't need the GPL anymore.
My research broadly agrees with his comments in that Open Source works just as well with other more business friendly licences. I do think we could do with a one size fits all licence to simplify everything, but the GPL is not it.
Worth a read I think, you can read it at the link below.
I have to say this is all great news for SourceForge if you ask me. They could easily become the biggest hub for business collaboration on open source projects. To me this would be great news as developers would have freedom to apply their development skills where most motivated plus there would be plenty of funding available so they can earn a living. Good for business, good for developers and of course because it's open good for competition also! I don't think anyone wants another Microsoft to emerge do they...