Friday, June 18, 2004

The death of an Open Source Project

Kind of sad: my web based knowledge management system will not be released under a GPL license.

My customer who has been giving me a generous GPL development grant decided that they really wanted to own all of the rights to the project and made me a deal that I could not refuse. They are also buying non-GPL licenses from authors of a few GPLed components that I am using.

I am disappointed, but I felt that I had to make the deal for financial reasons. Anyway, I am really enjoying the project, and I will still get to work on it for a long time (and under a better financial arrangement).

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