Release as free software
Posted Oct 15, 2004 11:14 UTC (Fri) by danielos
In reply to: Red Hat acquiring Netscape Enterprise Solutions software
Parent article: Red Hat acquiring Netscape Enterprise Solutions software
Release it as free software is good, but not enough. Probabily the code use closed building tool and give the code away "as is" is not good. They should take it and open a discussion on how to port to free tool chain, but this is not "beautifull" to customers' eyes: "RH buys a software and give away without touch it and without having integrated in their other products" don't make redhat look good. Also it's not good to free software developer eyes who want to work on "OSS compatible" code, that is most will continue to develop OpenLDAP stoling some code from netscape product: this will distrupt the just acquired product ... to the investors eyes is like burn money.
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