It's not question of contribution - it's question of unification...
Posted Nov 18, 2011 1:18 UTC (Fri) by khim
In reply to: Interview with Andrew Tanenbaum (LinuxFr.org)
Parent article: Interview with Andrew Tanenbaum (LinuxFr.org)
I prefer contributing to GPL projects because I can give back without having to worry about my work be used against me when/if profit comes into the picture. I'm just one person, but I know I'm not alone. Perhaps there are more people of this mentality than of the "BSD='real' freedom" mentality.
Actually I think that AT is right when he says that companies prefer BSD. And he is also right about reason: Companies using it don't have to tell us anything. My experience is that a lot of companies don't like to talk about what technology they are using. What does it mean? Well - you guessed it: small group of core contributes does all the development. Because companies are also doing development - but they don't share. It was discussed long ago.
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