Subject: Re: Opportunity lost? Challenge declined!?
From: Simon Cozens <>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 21:50:29 +0100

On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 01:11:58PM -0700, Glen Starchman wrote:
> This can be very difficult. Many, many organizations see the opening up of
> their codebase to be tantamount to sleeping with the enemy... making source
> code freely available means that eventually that code will fall into the hands
> of one's competitors and give them an edge. 

Then we ought to ask whether there's any point in talking to them about Open
Source licenses. After all, Open Source isn't a license, it's an attitude.

"I'd crawl over an acre of 'Visual This++' and 'Integrated Development
That' to get to gcc, Emacs, and gdb.  Thank you."
(By Vance Petree, Virginia Power)