Mark Shuttleworth on companies and free software
Posted May 26, 2011 8:11 UTC (Thu) by farnz
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On a similar level, how about OpenSolaris (which required assignment) versus Linux? Both were mature kernels - if copyright assignment makes things better, why didn't Shuttleworth choose to switch to OpenSolaris instead of Linux?
My trouble with his analogy is exactly the same as yours - I see that long term, projects with contributor agreements go proprietary. Projects without stay free. If I'm contributing to proprietary software, I expect to be paid hard cash for my code. If I'm contributing to free software, I'm happy to be paid in kind.
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