"...Brian Behlendorf posted something I hadn't previously
thought about. His point, using Apache as an example which is
under the BSD license, is the fact that the license, while
allowing a proprietary fork in the code, does not allow the use
of the Apache name."
"For something new to the market, this probably doesn't matter.
But, once your product is established, the name becomes very
important. Having a web server that works like Apache is much less
important than having a web server you can call Apache in today's
"A second interesting issue that was raised in this same
discussion is how the licensing of Perl made it possible for Perl
(and Python) support to be added to the Microsoft Visual suite.
Before you panic, this is not MS-Perl; it is a development
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