The Simple Economics of Open Source

Neel Krishnaswami neelk at brick.cswv.com
Fri Apr 28 04:09:43 CEST 2000


Bill Anderson <bill at libc.org> 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


Neel




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