Tag Archives: ChrisKeene

Open Source Licensing Nirvana

Over the last weeks Alfresco, Sonatype and WaveMaker made their own decisions about licensing.

Alfresco went LGPL, Sonatype – a company with a strong Apache background – for the very first time decided to release some code under GPL, while WaveMaker dumping the AGPL in favor of Apache.

Let’s have a closer look at how – and if – these changes reflect new business directions.

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Open Source Cloud: WaveMaker Makes Surfable Waves

Few days ago WaveMaker announced profitability, showing an increase on sales by over 53% in the latest quarter, eventually showing the world that the cloud is a given, and not a prediction.
Chris Keene, WaveMaker CEO, gave me some background information on how the WaveMaker open source framework later became an open cloud development platform.
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