Subject: RE: Licensing Model: open downstream apps or proprietary license
From: "Lawrence E. Rosen" <>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 18:04:29 -0800

Mitchell Baker wrote:
> The Open Source Applications Foundation 
> ( 
> is planning the 0.1 release of Chandler (a personal 
> information manager) 
> shortly, hopefully by the end of April.  OSAF's plan of record for 
> licensing is to follow the model used by MySQL:  recipients 
> must either 
> (a) make their entire application available under the GPL or other 
> approved open source license, or (b) get a commercial license from 
> OSAF.  I'm very interested in the thinking of this group about this 
> model.  The plan is reasonably firm but not set in stone, so I'd 
> appreciate hearing about potential pitfalls as well as benefits.

I've always liked that model.  :-)  /Larry Rosen

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