On Tue, 2006-12-19 at 23:17 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> "Joshua D. Drake" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > On Tue, 2006-12-19 at 22:54 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> >> So, I suppose you can give us ten examples of thriving companies based
> >> on private forks of dead open-source projects?
> > MySQL? (sorry couldn't resist).
> Uh, no, because that was never a genuine open-source (as in
> community-owned, community-driven) project --- MySQL AB has always
> owned it --- lock, stock, barrel and every single major developer.
> Plastering a GPL license on the top of the code tree doesn't
> make it into a community project.
> Illustra/Ingres would be a valid counterexample in our own historical
> tradition, except that they've thrown in the towel recently IIRC?

Ingres is opensource again yes. http://www.ingres.com/ .

Joshua D. Drake

> I'm not aware of too many more.  Like I said, if you want to establish
> this as the typical case, name ten examples.
>                       regards, tom lane

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