Linked by snydeq on Mon 1st Jun 2009 16:28 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source InfoWorld reports on the fight over open source 'leeches' -- companies that use open source technology but don't give back to the open source community. While some view such organizations as a tragedy of the commons, others view the notion of 'freeloaders' as a relic of open source's Wild West era, when coding was a higher calling and free software a religion.
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RE: OK
by Lennie on Mon 1st Jun 2009 18:30 UTC in reply to "OK"
Lennie
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1. I didn't see this directly mentioned in the article and I don't know what Amazon does with Eclipse, but if they are releasing incompatible versions and do not releasing modifications, that could be bad.

Other then that, I don't think these 'leeches' are not so bad, as long as the community and number of contributers keeps growing and they don't ask to many stupid questions.

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