[CrackMonkey] Etoys, touch of death?
monkeymaster at crackmonkey.org
Thu Mar 29 09:43:37 PST 2001
begin Ben Brockert quotation:
However Zelerate found itself unable to leverage the potential
of the GPL license with the real free software community, say
insiders. "The company couldn't accept any code from the
community, even if we wanted to. [Zelerate] turned down a
complete set of patches porting AllCommerce to Oracle because
the lawyers hadn't drafted that agreement yet..." said the
source, speaking on condition of anonymity. "Management had no
idea how to leverage open source development into an asset for
the company, and instead behaved like a normal software
development company that gave away its product for free." Not a
business model to keep VCs on board, we guess, particularly
when they're fleeing Silicon Valley tech start-ups. ®
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