Rockford Lhotka

 Monday, October 16, 2006
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I recently participated in a panel discussion on open source software, which was recorded as a MSDN Webcast.

Scott Hanselman even has a picture of the event.

Though people might argue whether CSLA .NET is really "open source" (because it has a non-viral license), it is certainly the case that its source code is open for all to see and use with almost no restrictions. If you listen to the panel, you'll find that there's a strong belief by many of us in this space that open source is an important and valuable part of the software industry; and you'll find that many of us also believe that custom software development should lead (directly or indirectly) to being able to make a living. This leaves a delicate middle ground, which can be challenging in many ways.