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Apr 23, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"LU: Do you consider the performance and adoption of the Helix Platform a success?

"RG: We're thrilled with how it's gone. There are a couple of different levels. There's the Helix open-source community levelâ€"what's called the Helix DNA Layer, which is the core layer. We released the final component of that in early January. Concurrently, we announced that there are over 10,000 members of the Helix community taking the source code. They're taking it on the open-source license option, or the community source license option. I should mention that there's the open-source license, which is an OSI-certified license. That's sort of a Linux-type license.

"And then there's the community license, which is more of a Java-type license. The difference is, if you're going to do a commercial product and you want to not publish the source code of it yourself, you use the community license. If you just want to do a hobbyist type of thing or research thingâ€"where you don't mind contributing the source-code back to the communityâ€"you can use the open-source license..."

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