CPAL is Not an Open Source Poison Pill for Facebook
Jun 04, 2008, 15:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
"A pair of my colleagues forwarded me a pitch today titled,
'Disappointing: Facebook Does Open Source like Microsoft.' It's an
'interesting' email pitch--it's a pity I wasn't contacted
"Essentially what the pitch (which came from Bob Bickel Founder,
Ringside Networks by way of PR firm techmarket) alleges is that the
CPAL is a poison pill for open source code.
"'The poison pill in this license agreement is that anyone using
the Facebook code as part of something else, and puts that up on a
website, would need to make all of the code open source,' Bickel
wrote in his email pitch..."