Subject: Re: Licensing Model: open downstream apps or proprietary license
From: Mitchell Baker <>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 20:58:23 -0800

Lawrence E. Rosen wrote:

>Mitchell Baker wrote:
>>The Open Source Applications Foundation 
>>is planning the 0.1 release of Chandler (a personal 
>>information manager) 
>>shortly, hopefully by the end of April.  OSAF's plan of record for 
>>licensing is to follow the model used by MySQL:  recipients 
>>must either 
>>(a) make their entire application available under the GPL or other 
>>approved open source license, or (b) get a commercial license from 
>>OSAF.  I'm very interested in the thinking of this group about this 
>>model.  The plan is reasonably firm but not set in stone, so I'd 
>>appreciate hearing about potential pitfalls as well as benefits.
>I've always liked that model.  :-)  /Larry Rosen
Excellent.  That's good to know.


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