"...OpenSSH's tale teaches us about the benefits of restrictive
"If SSH.com had not restricted the licenses for SSH1 and 2, the
developers working on OpenSSH today might never have gotten worked
up enough to start their efforts. The immediate positive feedback
they received for their troubles provided the momentum to add the
SSH2 functionality, thus turning the project from one of
source-code liberation to outright innovation."
"Now that OpenSSH is available, we can but hope that all those
telnet-centrics out there will get a clue and use it to include SSH
implementations in their products."
"The moral of this tale? Next time you encounter a piece of
software whose license is too restrictive for your tastes, don't
get mad; do what the OpenSSH project did and get even!"
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