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InfoWorld: Open source citizenship

Jon Udell's question: "Is all take and no give the dirty little secret of the open source movement?"

"Flashline sells a repository-based software asset management system. He [CEO Charles Stack] told us that his customers indeed manage lots of open source assets in that repository. What they don't do, though, is share their modifications to the code. Almost without exception, he said, they fork the code to jumpstart internal development, never joining or participating in the projects whose code they've taken."

Wed, 29 Oct 2003 08:24:05 +0000