"But on Monday, the Ottawa-based Free and Open Source
Software Learning Centre held an event at which the merits and
demerits of the Eclipse Public Licence, the General Public Licence
and the BSD Licence were debated by three experts - and which
contributed greatly to an understanding of the strengths and
weaknesses of all three licences.
"Mike Milinkovich, the executive director of the Eclipse
Foundation, advocated for the EPL; Alfresco business development
vice-president Matt Asay spoke for the GPL; and David Maxwell , an
open source strategist for Coverity, put forward the pluses of the
"Each was given 10 minutes for primary arguments; five minutes
for rebuttal and a minute each for summation. The three then
fielded questions from both a web audience and those present; the Q
and A session was not part of the debate proper in that it was not
taken into account when judging the winner."