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Copyleft and Closed Dual License Ethics

Oct 14, 2008, 18:35 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Daniel Stenberg for this link. ]

"It kills contributions from non-employees since doing a large chunk of code for these guys means that you would hand over copyright to a company whose entire business idea is to convert that to a proprietary license and make money from it. In a way you cannot do yourself since they can turn the GPL code into proprietary goods and you cannot. This may be a clue to why MySQL has less community contributors."

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