IT Manager’s Journal: An interview with Sleepycat’s Michael Olson

ITMJ: You use a dual licensing approach for
your business. One of the earliest dual licensing strategies I’m
aware of was Peter Deutsch with Ghostscript. How is what you’re
doing different?

Olson: Peter’s doing version lagging, where
the current version is available only under a proprietary license,
and the open source version always lags one release behind. With
Berkeley DB, the current release is always available under an open
source license…”

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