[Mediawiki-l] Please convince me to make my software open source

Robert Cummings robert at interjinn.com
Mon Jan 18 16:46:53 UTC 2010

Hi Bernard,

By open-sourcing your work the community gains from your work; however, 
this generally forms a positive reciprocity loop whereby the community 
will feed back into your contributions with their own enhancements, 
ideas, and bug fixes from which you will then benefit.


Bernard at bernardHulsman.nl 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 
> talk namespace.
> 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.
> With some conditions :
> *I decide if I make Wikibox Blue Open source
> *I decide when Wikibox Blue will be Open source
> *I decide on which conditions Wikibox Blue will be open source.
> If you respect these conditions please try to convince me I should do 
> it. Keep in mind it is a
> mayor step for me and my company.
> Bernard Hulsman
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