Subject: Re: forking the list considered harmful
From: Brian Bartholomew <bb@wv.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 21:05:33 -0500

> But how much do we know about the business models, successes and
> failures of companies like Sendmail, Sleepycat, C2Net, ActiveState,
> and many others who had (for various reasons) some mix of free and
> proprietary.

I would hate to see a fork.  But I would ask for it in a heartbeat if
I got to see the other side of the house, and found more enthusiasm
for delayed-GPL public good models, etc.


A member of the League for Programming Freedom (LPF) http://lpf.ai.mit.edu
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