[OpenFontLibrary] LaunchPad going 100% Affero
dave at lab6.com
Tue Feb 3 16:59:57 PST 2009
2009/1/31 Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net>:
> Le samedi 31 janvier 2009 à 14:08 +0000, Dave Crossland a écrit :
>> 2009/1/31 Daniel Glassey <dglassey at gmail.com>:
>> >100% it is not.
>> My bad. You are quite right, they seem to be withholding the IMPORTANT parts :-)
>> I take this at face value - they have written some very nice code for
>> pulling in a vanilla CVS and turning it into a slick binary release
>> cycle * and don't want to publish this because they fear their
>> competitors - ie, Red Hat - will take it and stop them from stealing
>> their customers. Once they have the business operations refined enough
>> that having the software won't give RH et al too much easy advantage
>> over them (such as if RH develops its own similar thing) they'll
>> publish it. Similar to Sun and Java and GNU Classpath, that bit.
> Red Hat does not need Soyuz, it already has build tools, which are
> published as free software, bits of which are even packaged in other
> distributions like Debian.
> The parts Canonical does not intend to release probably just depend on
> proprietary components (ie they took the easy short road as usual
> without thinking)
This does sound more plausible - thanks :-)
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