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||Subject:|| Dual Licensing with GPL Open Jan. 10, 2003
||Date:|| Fri, 10 Jan 2003 16:58:17 -0500
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In this week's Open: Gael Duval, co-founder of MandrakeSoft, speaks out
on how the company is fighting to get its Linux groove back. Find out
how MandrakeSoft intends to recover, with a dual-licensing strategy
similar to MySQL's.
Next, it's "This way to the cathedral in the bazaar." Finnish licensing
researcher Mikko Valimaki interprets the impact of dual licensing
pioneered by MySQL and Trolltech on global business.
PSST: Have you heard those predictions about Microsoft trying to co-opt
the Open Source tsunami by porting its Core Server products (Exchange,
SQL Server, and IIS) to Linux? Redmond's reply: The idea is wacky and
for once we agree. But why we think it's whacked is a world apart.
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