Subject RE: [IBDI] Source under NDA
Author Doug Chamberlin
At 3/13/00 09:03 AM (Monday), Ann Harrison wrote:
>Much as I dislike to disagree with Helen, I do have a few quibbles
>with that statement. First, the limited release would be under a
>license and only available to friends. Friends don't fork friends'
>code - particularly if the license says they shouldn't. Second,
>even if the odd nefarious friend decided to fork the code, building
>it would be a serious challenge. (Actually, it might be worth
>releasing the code ahead of time, just to get help sanitizing the
>build procedures.) And third, ISC will be the copyright holder and
>the guardian of the sources, not the proprietor.

On the other hand, he said, just to draw this out even farther...

When making business policy I like to think like a security nut - if the
other person CAN do something they probably WILL do it, so plan
accordingly. In other words, don't underestimate the perversity of
humanity, even sometime friends.

So, I like the idea of disclosing 90% of the code under NDA and doing it
quickly to establish/maintain credibility.

I also like the saying "Friends don't fork friends code." Has a nice
euphemistic quality about it!

I'd also like to comment that despite some mis-information that has cropped
up periodically, that Helen and Ann and Jason and everyone else in the core
group have been doing a great job moving things along, keeping everyone
informed and on track, etc. Congratulations and keep up the good work! It
is REALLY appreciated by those of us who are currently only interested

What a long, strange trip it's been.