[LINK] Squiz - MySource Matrix Licence
avi.miller at squiz.net
Thu Apr 28 16:39:27 EST 2005
Robert Hart wrote:
> If it is not Squiz's intention to make their software open source, that
> is just fine by me - it is their software after all! But if it is not
> open source then it should not be described as such.
From the MD of Squiz:
"Squiz is committed to the open source path however it seems the goal
posts are moving. As you are no doubt aware (indeed you make reference
to the fact) OSI are currently taking steps to address a series of open
source licensing concerns including licence proliferation,
understandability and code re-combination and re-use.
"Squiz will re-adjust it business and licensing strategy to incorporate
OSI’s changes but at this stage it is too early to say exactly how. We
still find the dual licensing model employed by MySQL very attractive so
at this point (without seeing the outcome of the OSI policy changes) it
seems likely we will move in that direction.
"When will this happen? Well that of course depends on how quickly OSI
move, but I imagine it will be fairly soon."
Hope that clarifies our position.
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