Subject: Re: problems with open source
From:Stig Hackvšn <>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 23:06:58 -0800

On Wed, Mar 24, 1999 at 06:37:53AM -0000, Russell Nelson wrote:
> writes:
>  > From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Stig_Hackv=E4n?= <>
>  > > from a business perspective, bruce, discouraging a free replacement with a
>  > > half-free alternative makes a lot of sense.
>  > 
>  > Sure, if you as a business person can succeed in killing off a free product
>  > by releasing a half-free alternative, that makes tremendous sense for you.
> How do you do this without providing something better?

bruce was suggesting that if you develope something new and you're considering
a source license, then that's bad unless it's open source because people who
need source won't have to choose "build" instead of "buy"...

if i (the hypothetical I) have something that i want to sell, then i want to
discourage others from building a replacement for my product.


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