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Re: [ide-dev] Cross-platform free Visual Studio

Mike,

> The Eclipse Foundation is an open source community. There are other
> places and companies which promote the models which you describe.

sure, the eclipse foundation is an open source community but it is not a GPL community
that vitally makes work based on eclipse open source.

> I certainly understand that you need to eat :)
> there are limits to what the rest of us can do with your code if it's not OSS

I thought you were referring to limits to support LiClipse without making
Fabio to starve. I was thinking about win-win solutions.

Suppose, Fabio would make LiCLipse fully open source, what would be your suggestion
how he can make a living from it?


Michael

On 2015-04-30 22:00, Mike Milinkovich wrote:
Michael,

All of those options exist. They are just not open source.  Open source has a defined meaning: http://opensource.org/osd

The Eclipse Foundation is an open source community. There are other places and companies which promote the models which you describe.

On 30/04/2015 3:31 PM, Michael Scharf wrote:
On 2015-04-30 20:49, Mike Milinkovich wrote:
On 30/04/2015 12:57 PM, Fabio Zadrozny wrote:
W
‚Äčell, what can I say, I do contribute back things from LiClipse to open source

Fabio,

I certainly understand that you need to eat :)  I was just meant that there are limits to what the rest of us can do with your code if it's not OSS.

Is closed source the only alternative to open source?

Can there be open source without the product being free of charge?

Why not having a model where "invited" participants support the work?

Or, if you get access to the code, you agree *not* to make it freely
available.


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