Subject: RE: OPEN Source
From: "Todd Premeaux" <rpremeaux1@houston.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 10:06:25 -0600
Sun, 27 Nov 2005 10:06:25 -0600
"Using some forms of open source software" I meant as use in its original
unmodified form! Clearly when you modify the original work, shouldn't we
still give the original author recognition for the original contribution?
Unless, the original author has expressly requested that his work not be
modified and redistributed!

 

It is my experience that most professional coders do give credit to others
that have contributed to the final product!

 

My concern is that the basic trust for Open Source coding and its reuse
rights could become a behemoth and defeat what most participants feel was
originally meant as a method for sharing and learning new code methods!

Todd Premeaux


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From: Matthew Seth Flaschen [mailto:superm40@comcast.net] 
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2005 10:22 PM
To: Chuck Swiger; Todd Premeaux
Cc: license-discuss@opensource.org
Subject: Re: OPEN Source

 

That depends on what you mean by "using some forms of open source software."
Remember, every open source license has different terms for redistribution
of derivative works, which must be followed(depending on the meaning of
"using" here, your code may not be a derivative work)

 

-Matthew Flaschen

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> However, you're welcome to ship a product containing your proprietary
software 
> as a seperate program, perhaps as a network appliance like a firewall or
router 
> box, using some forms of open source software, without releasing your
source 
> code or even the changes you make to the open source software, if you
like.