Once More Unto The Breach: Time to Market with Open Source, and License Considerations
Jun 13, 2006, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Walli)
"At the end of the USENIX panel, someone from the audience asked
if one could use open source to provide a time to market advantage.
In the past couple of days, I have also had a discussion with a
friend in regards to open source licensing and product
architecture, and risks with respect to the GPL. I wanted to
outline how 'flexible' the GPL can be, and demonstrate a product
architecture that certainly worked for us and never exposed the
Windows source base. Far too many people have too many opinions
about what 'might' happen when a company uses free and open source
software. I thought a little experience might open up the view. A
little developer education, and some sound technical architecture
goes a long way..."