Subject: Re: Can open source cost money?
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: 27 Aug 1998 03:07:41 -0000

Brian Behlendorf writes:
 > I suppose the TOG took a look at their balance sheets and a poll of their
 > members and gave themselves a binary choice: discontinue all X development,
 > or continue it under a more restrictive license that, even with
 > significantly reduced usage, could bring in enough revenue to pay for
 > itself.  You can exclaim all you like that there's gotta be a third way,
 > and given sufficient resources I don't doubt other methods could be tried,
 > but it sounds like this is the choice they gave themselves.

And it seems that (e.g.) looked at their choices, and
made a non-binary choice.  I'm not sure that this binary choice thing
is a good idea, although it sure is traditional.

-russ nelson <>
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