Open Source Licensing: Obsolete or Of Importance?

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| It’s not debatable that different open source licenses carry different rights
| and restrictions. And while it’s not unusual for members of various open
| source communities to prefer one license or license style over another, the
| market has shown little appetite for a single approach. The LAMP stack, as an
| example, includes two permissively licensed assets (Apache and PHP) and two
| reciprocally licensed assets (Linux and MySQL).
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http://redmonk.com/sogrady/2008/03/1...of-importance/

Hands on: open-source scripting environment Komodo Edit 4.3

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| ActiveState announced the release of Komodo Edit 4.3 last week, the first
| version of the cross-platform programming tool to be distributed as open
| source. Komodo Edit is now tri-licensed under the MPL, GPL, and LGPL, just
| like Firefox. Through the OpenKomodo initiative, ActiveState has been working
| closely with Mozilla developers and the open-source software community in an
| effort to create an open platform that can provide a foundation for scripting
| and web application development tools.
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http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...-edit-4-3.html

Looks nice.


Related:

Komodo Edit Now Open Source

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| Komodo Edit, based on the award-winning Komodo IDE, offers sophisticated
| support for all major scripting languages, including in-depth autocomplete
| and calltips, multi-language file support, syntax coloring and syntax
| checking, Vi emulation, and Emacs key bindings. Komodo Edit is built on the
| Mozilla code base, and is now licensed under the same terms as Firefox:
| Mozilla Public License (MPL), GNU General Public License (GPL), and GNU
| Lesser Public License (LGPL).
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http://www.activestate.com/company/n...s/2008_03_06_0