[clug] Buisness case for Open Sourcing some code

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Thu Nov 18 03:39:38 GMT 2004

The best time to do this is before any code is written, for example
by making it clear that you are utilising other people's code and
the expectation is that you will reciprocate the favour.

Unfortunately if CSIRO own the code you wrote and there's probably
no financial incentive to giving it away. You best tack might be to
argue that as a tiny project, it is cheap good will or it can be
swapped for favours.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael James [mailto:clug at james.st]
Sent: Thursday, 18 November 2004 2:10 PM
To: linux at lists.samba.org
Subject: [clug] Buisness case for Open Sourcing some code

Anyone got a pre-written business case
 for releasing a package under the GPL?

The exercise is more to introduce CSIRO's legal dept to the GPL
 than any great worth in the bundle of scripts I call cloneboot.

Remember KISS: Keep It Short and Simple.


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