Re: another way to shoot yourself in the foot?
- From: Jan Vorbrüggen <Jan.Vorbrueggen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:04:59 +0200
I'm not allowed to even use it for personal tools...let alone formal
products...for legal reasons. I can't even use SQLite which has no
licensing requirements at all (not GPL, not anything).
"We would rather have you re-invent this wheel, costing the company several person-(months|years) of effort, instead of investing an hour of general counsel's time in studying the licensing conditions and come to the conclusion that they will not restrict us in any way. Oh, that causes you problems with the profitability of that project? Well, then that's your problem, mate."
I've seen that attitude also. Fortunately, as a small company you can't afford that, and the bigger company that acquires you just has to live with it 8-).