NewsForge: New MandrakeSoft Licensing Scheme Similar to Trolltech's, Says V.P.
Dec 18, 2002, 23:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)
No-Size-Fits-All! An Application-Down Approach for Your Cloud Transformation REGISTER >
"Rumors of MandrakeSoft 'stepping back' from Free Software are
not true, says Gael Duval, v.p. of the Paris, France Linux
"Yes, they have released their latest product, the Mandrake
Multiple Network Firewall, with a dual licensing scheme that would
have commercial users signing up under a more restrictive license.
But, says Duval, 'It's just about providing an additional choice
for a given product--we aren't moving at all toward a proprietary
"'After all, people who want GPL can use the GPL, and others can
use the Commercial License,' says Duval. 'It's really close to what
TrollTech does with Qt--which is supported by RMS himself as far as
I know--or MySQL AB with MySQL...'"
CNET News: Mandrake Flirts with Non-Open Source(Dec 17,