OSS (was Re: Stand Alone Erlang)

Ulf Wiger ulf.wiger@REDACTED
Mon Mar 15 07:27:48 CET 2004

On Mon, 15 Mar 2004 11:25:34 +1300 (NZDT), Richard A. O'Keefe 
<ok@REDACTED> wrote:

> Ulf Wiger wrote:
> 	If your business is to make more complex products, possibly using a mix
> 	of 3rd party and OSS components, whether to release one of your own 
> tools
> 	or components as OSS would depend mostly on whether you think that the
> 	expected return (in terms of outside help improving the code) would
> 	outweigh the cost of packaging and documenting it for external use.
> One question is whether there is any expected return *other than*
> help improving the code.  I suggest that there is:  building a 
> reputation.

Oh yes, absolutely.

Ulf Wiger

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