Re: CUsm Source Licensing

Collins,Richard;ContStd; (RCOLLINS@LEIF.UCS.MUN.CA)
Fri, 13 Jan 1995 13:05:15 -0500

Incredible funds might have been realized through a shareware offering.
We then could directly contribute to development beyond our time and
effort. With licensing you may be just demanding a private entity profit
from your hard work.

On Fri, 13 Jan 1995, Gary Vankirk wrote:

> I don't get the idea that Dick is saying that we will no longer be able to
> freely use CU-SeeMe, just that the source code, which we haven't had
> anyway, will be commercially licensed for others to develop. Also, Dick is
> saying that Cornell will continue to work on improving their product.
> AND IT IS PRODUCT! (A good one, I might add.)
> I imagine that it will be something like Mosaic. The advent of Netscape
> hasn't stopped development on Mosaic, nor has it prevented anyone from
> using the free, parent software. The funds that Cornell will receive from
> licensing could actually be a boon to us "freeloaders" by giving additional
> resources to the developers, some of which could be used for CUSee-Me
> improvements. So give 'em a break, somebody has to pay their salaries.
> --gv