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Re: Compiere now #1 on sourceforge

From: Derek Neighbors
Subject: Re: Compiere now #1 on sourceforge
Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 16:20:55 -0500 (CDT)

> Part of the challenge in it is that it's a J2EE system, thus meaning
> that it's only quasi-open-source.

Yes exactly.

> It's not like Linux or PostgreSQL where you can run it with a free set
> of software tools; you need to get J2EE licenses from SunSoft, and a
> port to PostgreSQL won't change that.

Again agreed.

> I find it _very_ curious that it has attracted that number of downloads,
> unless it's just that a bunch of people have decided to download it to
> see a bit about what it's about, and then basically conclude "I don't
> want to get into the grief of configuring a J2EE environment," and drop
> it.  That's been my reaction to it...

Well certainly if 275,000 downloaded and are USING it, Oracle should send 
out the 'pirate' patrol, call the BSA.  As we (GNUe Core Team) wanted to 
evaluate and so we downloaded and even though we had working Oracle 
systems we didnt have the NEWEST versions and that was what required to 
even play.  So I find it not likely that a quarter million of sourceforge 
users have an up to date legal license of Oracle. :)


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