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Re: Confused about LGPL terms - can you help?

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Confused about LGPL terms - can you help?
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2006 17:48:24 +0100

Byron A Jeff wrote:
> In the closed source model ...

"... software can be categorized using two axes: an open-closed axis 
and a free-proprietary one.[2] The benefits accruing to open-source 
software are largely connected to the open-closed axis. It is the 
making source code available that allows the peer-review and 
correction feedback loop to take off.

Making software proprietary does stem the flow of contributions, of 
course; nobody particularly wants to contribute to someone else’s 
profit at their own cost. To offset this effect, open, proprietary 
software can easily provide a renumeration model, offering payment 
or royalties for contributions.

There is plenty of software where a proprietary model is simply not 
appropriate. ..."


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