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A licensing change for syslog-ng
Posted Sep 1, 2010 8:32 UTC (Wed) by bazsi (subscriber, #63084)
But lots of people are currently running syslog-ng, and others are installing them from source/distribution packages, yet others are including syslog-ng in their products.
And for them this license change may be reassuring.
Being late is always better than never in my opinion, and doing the right thing with regards to making a living from free software is not an easy ride. Getting it wrong and learning from the mistakes is at least as important as doing it right from the beginning.
Posted Sep 1, 2010 10:01 UTC (Wed) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Sep 1, 2010 11:56 UTC (Wed) by bazsi (subscriber, #63084)
Quote: "once a feature is in the scope of syslog-ng (and being a feature in the commercial edition certainly proves that point) and a working implementation is contributed on the syslog-ng mailing list, then I hereby state that we are willing to include it in the main syslog-ng distribution."
But please read the complete post for more details.
Posted Sep 10, 2010 20:59 UTC (Fri) by topher (guest, #2223)
There's a lot of us who are using syslog-ng, and who will continue to use it. Things like this just validate our decision.
(I've used rsyslog, and there's a lot to like there. However, it's configuration syntax seriously sucks, and until that gets fixed, it has no chance as a syslog-ng replacement for me.)
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