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Open Sourcers Drop Software Religion for Common Sense

Feb 15, 2012, 19:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cade Metz)

"In 2009, Olson founded Cloudera ? the first outfit to commercialize Hadoop, the open source data-crunching platform based on Google?s software infrastructure ? and he dropped the GPL in favor of the Apache license, a license that doesn?t require contributions back to the community. You might think that such licenses would stunt the growth of the open source world. But Olson believes the opposite is true.

The open source zealots don?t agree. But Olson is by no means the only one backing the Apache license.

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