May 17, 2002

Open source shunned by monopolists (Sustainable Computing)

theregister.co.uk: "Leading lights from the software libre community were sounded out about support for
the project, but discovered that any innovations would be owned by CMU. Which
meant that the University owned the code, leaving it in prime position to exploit it
commercially

Er, no - this is isn't how we work exactly, was the rejoinder from the community.
Which prompted the University to offer a twin-track license late last week. "

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