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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..."

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