Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

More on LinuxToday

Computerworld: Q&A Part 2: IBM Exec Says Curbing Open-Source License Glut is 'Wishful Thinking'

Aug 15, 2005, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carol Sliwa)


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"One of the topics that cropped up during a couple of keynote speeches here is the need to stop the proliferation of open-source licenses. Stuart Cohen [CEO of Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)] said the Open Source Initiative recognizes 57 open-source licenses. What's your take on that?
I haven't counted them, but if there are 57, I'm sure there's a lot of duplication inside of that 57. That incorporates a lot of subtlety. I suspect that inside of that, they reflect a few different models of licensing. There's always going to be more than one. I mean, it's hard to imagine that the world's going to get to one licensing model. So we're not necessarily bothered by the fact that there are multiples. We kind of expect that..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: