Subject: Re: Submitting a new license or using the current ones
From: Alex Rousskov <>
Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 12:21:34 -0600 (MDT)

On Thu, 6 May 2004 wrote:

> Alex Rousskov scripsit:
> > Whether a serious competitor will arise using your LGPLed sources is
> > most likely unrelated to the licensing issue. Since you are going to
> > release the sources of your software (and allow modification?),
> "Release" in the sense that they will provide those sources to paying
> (subscribing) customers only

Indeed. I did not get that additional restriction from the original
post. The subscribers-only restriction makes a rival "more open
source"  project more likely to succeed, of course.

> An Apache-style effort, a consortium of the customers, would
> probably be quite successful.  This is all assuming that this isn't
> just beating the air, that there actually is a commercial demand for
> the VM.

A commercial demand that is not satisfied by the "less open source"
branch of the project. I agree.

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