Is LiveWhale “open source”?
In spirit, yes; technically, no.
As we understand it, the primary ideal behind the open source movement is that openness, partnership and collaboration will inevitably result in better software; we agree wholeheartedly, and we openly and eagerly encourage LiveWhale’s community of users to participate in its evolution.
Unlike traditionally “open source” software, though, LiveWhale is a proprietary product; maintaining ownership of its copyright and intellectual property allows White Whale to invest our resources into LiveWhale on an ongoing, full time basis. But the goal of LiveWhale in general, and of our licensing agreements in particular, is to give our clients the widest possible latitude to work creatively with LiveWhale, and share their insights and discoveries with a wide range of users.