Free (as in free beer) Free and Open Source Licensing Webinar follow-up « ThinkingOpen
This guy tries to provide a basic concept of free and open source license introduction. And he also provides a few easy-to-understand licensing issues which we knew fairly well.
The open source mater always brings trouble to us for such a long time, and nobody can know the details of all open source license. This causes the problem to make open source earning more money from customer, because you scare it and the same as our customer.
The good thing of open source is its open. But don't let the open make us scare. To know it and try it and use it in your products, this is our fate of this generation of developer.
Look at those big companies - IBM/Sun Micro/BEA/Redhat/Oracle and including M$, their eye covetously on this market and they really earned money from open source.
Apache + Eclipse already brought enough power to us, nobody can say no to this question. Building upon open source will be the future of software development. Use it and contribute to it will be the unchangeable trend.