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Links 1 through 4 of 4 by Simon Phipps tagged Dual-Licensing

Michael Meeks points out one of the poorly recognised aspects of dual-license scenarios (including those where patents are licensed) which is that the contract companies submit to in order to gain non-open-source access to the software may well (in my experience usually does) include clauses restricting the exercise of freedoms available under the open source license, such as the freedom to contribute to competing projects or the freedom to use the software in other contexts under the open source license rather than the private agreement.

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Carlo Piana (Europe's answer to Eben Moglen) once again delivers a clear analysis, this time showing how Amazon's announcement of hosted MySQL in the cloud punches a hole in Stallman's argument againt the Oracle acquisition. Looking forward to hearing from Stallman both why Carlo is wrong and why dual-license is good for software freedom.

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Brian Aker thinks dual licensing (or what Richard Stallman calls "selling exceptions") is bad for open source. I tend to agree with him.

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As you might expect, Stephen O'Grady has come up with a near-definitive Q & A on the issues surrounding the EU obstruction of the Oracle acquisition of Sun. My only (tiny) criticism is that he doesn't cover the consequences of the EU deciding to block the acquisition.

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