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NewsForge: An Open Source/Commercial Relationship Gone Wrong

Feb 24, 2005, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Chance)

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"Late last year the relationship between a free software project, Prelude, and a company that hired one of its programmers, ExaProtect Technology, broke down. In a reaction to what it perceived as unethical treatment of its development team, the Prelude project closed its development source repository, not just to ExaProtect but to the world, in an apparent breach of the spirit of the GPL and free software ethics. NewsForge investigates this cautionary tale of a relationship gone wrong.

"Prelude is a security program designed to detect and trace malicious intrusions. It has been under development since 1998..."

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