Kurt M. Weber wrote:
We have build many extensions to improve the
functionality of MediaWiki.
It is for
Enterprise use as Knowledge management infrastructure. The name of the
extensions and additional
functionality is Wikibox Blue. The software is propriety.
It can be hosted as SAAS
Today there has been a request if automatic signing of thread is
possible in the discussion page.
This is standard functionality in WikiForum. Which can be used in the
But it is propriety software. So it can not be used.
My question is here : Please convince me I have to make my propriety
software open source.
You really shouldn't make it open source. If your business model at all
involves making money directly off these extensions, then open-sourcing
it will remove any barrier whatsoever to people paying you for them.
It's simply absurd.
Kurt M. Weber
Kurt, thank you for really thinking with me. I have been thinking about
this. I feel Open Source is good. But Open Source is not enough. I feel
like intension must also open. So my Business model is open. See
This is quite rare thing to do.
You are right. There must be a barrier between my SAAS Wikibox Blue and
Open Source Wikibox Blue. My ability of making money really depends on
these extensions. Thats why they are so valueble to me.
Kurt to you and to all. I really appreciate the way you are thinking we
me. This is important to me.
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