Open Sourcers Drop Software Religion for Common Sense
Feb 15, 2012, 19:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"In 2009, Olson founded Cloudera ? the first outfit to
commercialize Hadoop, the open source data-crunching platform based
on Google?s software infrastructure ? and he dropped the GPL in
favor of the Apache license, a license that doesn?t require
contributions back to the community. You might think that such
licenses would stunt the growth of the open source world. But Olson
believes the opposite is true.
The open source zealots don?t agree. But Olson is by no means
the only one backing the Apache license.