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From "Michael J. Segel" <mse...@segel.com>
Subject Re: [Fwd: Re: Are you happy with Derby?]
Date Fri, 28 Oct 2005 16:11:59 GMT
On Thursday 27 October 2005 23:04, Jean T. Anderson wrote:
> Michael J. Segel wrote:
> > ...
> > Getting back to Apache, under Apache, the contributor pretty much puts
> > his software out in the public eye and says have at it.
> >
> > Apache is great if your goal is to take and use the IP or embed the
> > product in your application for resale.
> >
> > It sucks if you're a developer and want to extend an existing app with
> > some new IP that has some monetary value. This is what I meant about
> > protecting your IP.
> > ...
>
> It seems clear that you don't like the Apache License. That's fine;
> everyone is entitled to his or her opinion.
>
> In your case, perhaps it would be wise to avoid using/developing
> software licensed under the ASL.
>
>   -jean

Jean,

I guess you have a bit of defensive streak because you're misinterpretting 
what I'm saying.

As a user of Apache products, its a great thing. Since one of the posters was 
from Cisco asking about it, yeah Derby is a much better deal than MySQL since 
he can avoid any legal issues and use it as he/she feels fit.

Cisco gets an embedable database for "free". Sans support, but hey, they 
always have you to support the product, or they could pay to have someone 
maintain a code stream and fix it themselves.

The net net, is that they can save a bundle by not having to license an RDBMS 
from someone. Even after steep discounts, its still pretty expensive. Now who 
is it that they currently use.... ;-) 

Sorry, but using Derby is one thing.  Contributing IP to improve Derby is 
another. 

Sorry to beat a dead/dying horse, but I thought that this should clear things 
up.

-- 
Michael Segel
Principal
MSCC
(312) 952-8175

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