Re: Maybe get the money upfront?
%The more the
> commericial money, the longer the time
> between stable release and X during
> which the commercial interests have a
> strategic advantage over non-consortium
I'm not sure I'm willing to trust this type of strategic avantage. Those with money decide they want to add proprietary code and features that are optimized against interoperability and are not platform independent. The ransom license is changed to allow it because the developers don't want to lose funding. What happens then? The rest of us who live by the GPL are left with nothing.
(I'm not saying that all developers would sell out, but surely some would.)