source code licensing questions

son goku ryu.planka at
Mon Jul 27 12:42:32 UTC 2009

Thanks guys for the prompt answers!!!
It seems weird that code that uses dtrace must be opened. I mean every
serious production level application must have some dtrace-like mechanism
inside to collect online information when needed. It is a shame that because
of licensing issues, I will have to roll-my-own and re-invent the wheel all
over again, probably with cruder and implementation that is more flawed
compared to dtrace.

I wonder what all the proprietary modules for Solaris  (VxVM jumps to
mind...)  or BSD do? Or there are no such modules anymore...

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 2:28 PM, Vincent Hoffman <vince at> wrote:

> Jonathan Chen wrote:
> >
> >> 4.Suppose the answer for 1-3 is no, s there any other reason why I need
> to
> >> open the code.
> >
> > Only if you feel like it.
> >
> I'd make that, Only if you feel like it or would like the warm glow of
> giving back to the community (and of course all those extra eyes to
> audit and improve your code ;) )  That said their is no obligation at all.
> Vince

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