[erlang-questions] Open Source ErlSigtran

Michael FIG <>
Tue Oct 30 02:31:24 CET 2007


"Commercial" is an awful term to use when discussing software.

1) Open Source/Free Software explicitly requires that it is possible to sell the software product, so long as the source code is available, modifiable, and redistributable.  So, in that sense, it "allows commercial use."

2) However, many Free Software licenses don't allow a downstream developer to use the software in a traditional proprietary package (or any use that doesn't meet the requirements above).  So, in that sense, it "doesn't allow commercial use."

What I understand is that Anders wants #1, and Richard is saying he will offer #2.  They are not in conflict, if I am correct.

I hope this helps clarify things,

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Anders Nygren" <>
To: "Richard Andrews" <>
Cc: 
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 6:09:46 PM (GMT-0600) America/Guatemala
Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Open Source ErlSigtran

On 10/29/07, Richard Andrews <> wrote:
>
> --- Anders Nygren <> wrote:
>
> > > Is there a Open Source Sigtran stack developed preferably in Erlang? I mean
> > > actively developing and not a stale project. Anybody planning to do such
> > > thing?
> > >
> > > If there's none, I am interested to know how many of you would want
> > somebody
> > > to make this initiative? If the interest level is high, I might be able to
> > > convince the relevant people in my office to Open Source the Sigtran stack
> > > we're developing. Let me know your interest.
> > >
> >
> > Yes, we are interested. Assuming it is a license that allows commercial use.
>
>
> It wouldn't be open source if it did not [1].
>
I do not want to get into a license war but are You trying to tell me that
-LGPL
-BSD
-MIT
-Apache
etc etc

are NOT open source licenses?
see http://www.opensource.org/licenses/alphabetical

/Anders

> --
>
> [1] http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php
>
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