[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 0/4] dnsmasq: DNSSEC support

edgar.soldin at web.de edgar.soldin at web.de
Mon Jun 16 06:05:32 EDT 2014

On 16.06.2014 11:56, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 10:53 AM,  <edgar.soldin at web.de> wrote:
>>> On the contrary I'd prefer if it doesn't. Nettle is an open project
>>> under LGPL that anyone can contribute and can be reused by a variety
>>> of software; polarssl is closed commercial project under a commercial
>>> license with a GPLv2 exception.
>> according to
>>  https://polarssl.org/how-to-get
>> you can use the polarssl library properly under copyleft GPL2. if they offer additional licenses does not matter.
> That's what I already mentioned. The difference with open-source
> software is the missing "how to contribute page" (I consider the
> presence of a developer community a vital part of being open source).
> Otherwise, tomorrow you could be left with a GPLv2 codebase that is
> outdated an unmaintained if the X company desires that the GPLv2
> codebase they release is no longer a good marketing approach.
> Another risk is to wait for years (or eternity) to get features that
> paying customers get (see matrixssl).

well, i guess our open-source definition differs here ;) i tend to use the definition of the open source initiative

understandably you'd prefer maintained code. but in reality even big oss projects die or are split up or forked or, or, or.. so what is left is that you can take a past and current maintenance status as a variable in your decision making only, no more, no less.

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