Looking for commercial code gone open source

Peter Risdon peter at circlesquared.com
Fri Aug 13 05:19:07 PDT 2004

Jonathon McKitrick wrote:
> Does anyone know where there are any web-accessible examples of large or
> medium sized commercial software products that have been open sourced?
> I'd like to see some examples of code that were not written from the
> beginning with the intention of being open source.
> jm

I'm not sure how well this will meet your criteria, but Star Office 
began as a closed cource commercial product and, while under that name 
it remains commercial, Open Office is an open source version.

However, I think the code base has changed significantly prior to it 
becoming open source.


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