Subject: Re: FSBs and client-server
From: "Jonathan S. Shapiro" <>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 10:58:35 -0400

> Anecdotally, every commercial
> spin-off from Apache (that I know of) that has not kept its changes in
> sync with Apache's and contributed back any core changes has not become
> predominant; I think that's because of momentum in the development cycle,
> more so than product dominance.  People don't want to proprietary-fork
> because they probably won't be able to keep up.  =)

Note, however, that this attitude is very new, and it may have resulted from
the success of GPL and open source in general. X11, for example, had (has,
even) many proprietary implementations.

I think that the commercial-exclusive licenses have forced a rethink across
the board.