Posted by: Anonymous
on November 04, 2007 09:27 PM
I've experienced so much closed-mind projects came across during these years, that a whole series of article about this issue is written (in Chinese), though "closeness" is just a part of it. Many of such cases are related to personal fulfillment of controlling everything -- related to personality, rather than anything about license. As an example: years back, XFree86 set up a great example on how an open sourced project can be managed like proprietary software. Indeed there are many more. Closed-mind open-source projects never suffer a lack of examples, be it past, present or future. The opened source is for your viewing pleasure.