[thelist] [thechat] Jaspersoft BI Toolset?

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at speakeasy.net
Fri Mar 12 18:46:28 CST 2010

On Thu, 2010-03-11 at 17:39 +0000, Luther, Ron wrote:
> Hi Gang,
> Anybody have any experience with Jaspersoft?  It appears to be an open
> source suite of BI, ETL, and reporting applications.
> I'm thinking of taking it for a spin.  Just wondering if anyone had
> anything positive or negative to say about it.

I took a look at their website. What they are doing is a travesty to the
free software movement and exactly the reason I advocate not using the
term "open source" which is ambiguous and confusing.

The entire point of free software solutions is not having to pay
licensing fees. I condemn Jaspersoft's use of a GPL crippleware version
to promote a proprietary-licensed (i.e. non-free) "enterprise version"
of the same software. Jaspersoft may think they "get it" when it comes
to "open source" but they do NOT get it when it comes to free software.

Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at speakeasy.net>

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