[Asterisk-Dev] voicemail message number limits

Steve steve at szmidt.org
Sun Jul 25 08:21:23 MST 2004

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On Saturday 24 July 2004 09:13 pm, dking at pimpsoft.com wrote:
> But that is not the only reason, is it?
> Under the same thought signing away your rights to the work lets
> digum to take asterisk out of gpl at will, perhaps after the open
> source community has made it a viable and over all profitable
> software platform?
> I think the licensing is just a ruse to steal the software in a legal
> way at some future date while allowing them to keep a public domain
> source branch they can do as they please with, IMHO.

And if he did, we could take the last GPL version and continue the development 
without Digium.

Guess what, we would not support his efforts if he decided to do that. He'd 
most likely loose the whole developer community. Which also does all this 
testing. This makes no practical sense...

Why? Because just like MySQL, he just have to sell it with a dual license and 
that keeps everybody happy.

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I can also with great certainty talk for all of us, when I say that we don't 
take your accusations of Mark and Digium, seriously. You also loose all your 
credibility because of it. You walked into the world of Asterisk and laid 
claims of gross impropriety, don't expect us to now think very well of You.

Because unlike you, we have worked with Mark and his company for years, and 
apparently have a better understanding of the freedoms of the GPL. We will 
also write off your notion of evil under the cupboard, and happily continue 

- -- 
Steve Szmidt

"They that would give up essential liberty for temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety."
                                Benjamin Franklin

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