[ILUG] Re: ILUG sends s/w patents briefing document to Irish MEPs
ompaul at eircom.net
Mon Mar 21 21:03:02 GMT 2005
Joseph Kiniry wrote:
> [ again I snip ]
> Also, how often do you believe that serious modern "for profit"
> software development does not require significant capital?
Going back in time to where I did not answer your question.
I believe the following to be examples of serious modern and for profit
(E) Sage (not the system administrators guild :))
This list could just keep growing, you just have to look at the work
that MYSQL, Sugar CRM, Google.
As an aside both the GPL and Open Source definitions allow for commerce
to take place, and they do this not just to spite some spin doctors.
Another aside :) My previous TCP/IP comment was referring to the fact
that without a common unowned intercommunication standard the net would
not have happened. I omitted the information about Linux and other OSS
platforms allowed the commercial event (Internet growth) that disrupted
communications so much that we now look at a totally different
communications landscape from that of 10 years ago.
[Misquote some random thought "What we have in mind is packets on a
network for 6 billion plus people."
Now how disruptive is that? One copy of some operating system with
restrictions on how you use it, or Freedom to do your best? The choice
is patently yours.]
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