Wine license change

Paul Millar paulm at
Wed Feb 13 13:26:09 CST 2002

On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Brett Glass wrote:
> At 12:09 PM 2/13/2002, Paul Millar wrote:
> >This is the crux of the issue. What if the business model relies upon
> >retaining the IP-rights associated with the in-house written code? There
> >the cost/benefit balance would be tipped towards non-disclosure.
> It's hard to conceive of a rational business model that did not recognize
> the advantage of offloading maintenance of non-strategic code to an 
> open source team.

True for non-strategic code, but what about _strategic_ code (strategic in
the sense that the business model assumes the retention of IP-rights). If
this is based on BSD-licensed code then there is no incentive to release
the code back to the community.


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