Installshield 6 (inter-proc) patches

Patrik Stridvall ps at
Mon Dec 17 14:36:47 CST 2001

> > But you cannot change the license once it is mostly 
> complete; by then
> > it will be too late.
> If it was mostly complete, what would it be too late for?

Yes, I wonder that as well.

To late for a 100% open source world perhaps, but then only the
most naive (like Richard Stallman) actually think it is realistic.

Open source is good for some things, but it is not the solutions
to all problems.
> Patrik Stridvall <ps at> wrote:
> > Why would you want to change the license when it is mostly complete?
> >
> > There will be very little reason for companies to enter the market
> > at that time and why try to make it difficult for the few 
> that might.
> I was using the following lines of thinking:  If it were 
> mostly complete,
> any changes would most likely be the result of bug fixes or 
> minor improvements.

Exactly and therefore there would be very hard to find a niche
for a company to profit in. 
> In the end, if you look at the larger projects (mozilla, 
> openoffice, perl), you will
> see that any of them uses a straight *gpl scheme.  My 

You mean _neither_ of them, I guess.

> suggestion is that if you are
> going to change it, change it to something like a currently 
> existing project that
> has commericial involvement (mozilla/openoffice).

And the advantage of this would be the following?

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