July 30, 2006

Open Source and Services

OSNews writes "Red Hat's Havoc Pennington wrote a very interesting article on his blog about open source, services and GPLv3. In the piece Havoc argues that sometimes having open and unrestricted services is more important than having the actual source code. He raises the question about how the open source community can move towards a model of open services; he specifically wonders how to finance the associated deployment and maintainance costs. Havoc believes that the GPLv3 fails to address the issue of data access and focuses too much on source access, which he thinks becomes irrelevant in the growing "software as a service" world."

Link: OSNews

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