[Cc-bizcom] Knowledge Public License
Marshall W. Van Alstyne
marshall at MIT.EDU
Thu May 12 13:02:00 EDT 2005
Rob, this is very timely; thx.
All, we're about to discuss issues raised on cc-bizcom with Sun
Microsystems. Suggestions for topics to explicitly raise are welcome. You
can post to the newsgroup or to me directly.
At 06:54 AM 5/12/2005, Rob Myers wrote:
>Yet another attempt at a more "business-friendly" Open Source license:
>"Deepak Phatak of the Indian Institute of Technology has begun an effort
>to create an open-source license that will let programmers share ideas
>while also letting them retain the rights to their own software modifications."
>The problems being:
>1. In programming, ideas *are* code. Not having to reimplement ideas in
>new code is part of what makes Free Software so successful for business.
>2. Trying to keep value from others means others will keep value from you.
>You lose the benefits of Free Software by trying to exploit them.
>Licenses like Shared Source, CDDL and this one probably look great to CFOs
>but by trying to unimaginatively extract or protect value you actually get
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