Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Oct 2005 12:00 UTC, submitted by george
GNU, GPL, Open Source The source code of one of the world's most popular free security tools will no longer be available to all, with its creator stating its open source licence was fuelling competition against his company. "Nessus 3 will be available free of charge ... But will not be released under the GPL," wrote Renaud Deraison yesterday to the software's email mailing list.
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stew
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2005-07-06

Ah, but company A can offer much better support than company B because they wrote the original piece of software.

The better your software, the less support it will require.

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subterrific Member since:
2005-07-10

The worse your software is, the less users it will have, and the less support it will require.

The more users your software has, the more support it will require. The better your software, the more users it will have.

The more complex a task your software does, the more support it will require. The less technical your user base, the more support they will require.

Support is proportional to users and complexity, not quality.

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