The Simple Economics of Open Source

Neel Krishnaswami neelk at
Thu Apr 27 22:09:43 EDT 2000

Bill Anderson <bill at> wrote:
> *All* software is under copyright or patent. By your argument, no
> software is commodity.

Minor correction: it's possible to place software, like any other IP,
in the public domain. Some quite significant open source projects,
such as the CMUCL Common Lisp compiler, are in the public domain. j


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