Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Which OSI license is best for NetDirector?

I need help figuring out which license to move NetDirector to. Right now, it's licensed under a modified MPL with attribution clause. I think I want to keep attribution, which would seem to rule out GPL and limit me to CPAL, or the newly approved MS-PL or MS-RL. You can see these at

But, I also observe that many commercial open source vendors have embraced GPL, both versions 2&3, notably SugarCRM, Zenoss, Red Hat...

Do I need attribution? Bear in mind that, unlike the above-mentioned vendors, I am not VC-backed. I think this makes attribution more important to me - but maybe not.


Update - November 12, 2007

I'm pretty much settled on moving everything that's out there today in the comunity (all the stuff that can be downloaded from SourceForge) to GPLv2. Maybe someday there will be "Enterprise" editions of NetDirector that will have some other license, but I think GPLv2 is the ay to go.

thanks to everyone who chimed in with thoughts - I appreciate it!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Daily Affirmation

Remember that skit from SNL, "Daily Affirmation with John Handy" or something like that? I think the comedian is dead now. Well, I need a daily affirmation today. My wife is big into dreams - she even has a book about interpreting dreams.

This morning, she says to me "want to hear about my dream"? I say "sure" (that's the only right answer, of course...)

"I dreamt I was Barrack Obama's girlfriend..."

Feel free to interpret in comments below, but take it easy on me, ok?
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