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GPL 3.0: The Questions We Should Be Asking

Jun 13, 2007, 21:45 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Enderle)

[ Thanks to AlexGr for this link. ]

"No matter how we look at it, the open source movement is relatively young even when compared to a young technology market. We are learning as we go, but even so, we should be able to apply business knowledge and experience.

"If we were talking about a company and someone wanted to significantly change a part of the product--and a license change is certainly significant--a smart executive, to determine whether it was a good idea, would ask three questions. They are: Who is the customer? What is the cost? and What is the benefit? In this case, I'd add a fourth question 'Do we have the authority to make the change...?'

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