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

Boris Steipe boris.steipe at utoronto.ca
Mon Jan 18 18:06:05 UTC 2010


Also: in the information-based economy, an increasingly important  
part of the revenue of your activities is "mind-share". No better way  
to demonstrate your expertise to the world than to contribute  
something useful.
B.



On 18-Jan-10, at 11:46 AM, Robert Cummings wrote:

> 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.
>
> Cheers,
> Rob.
>
>
> 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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