Greg Stein
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"Greg Stein", living in Austin, Texas, USA, is a programmer, speaker, sometime standards architect, and open-source software advocate, appearing frequently at conferences and in interviews on the topic of open-source software development and use.

He is a director of the Apache Software Foundation, and served as chairman from 21 August 2002 to 20 June 2007. He is also a member of the Python Software Foundation, was a director there from 2001 to 2002, and a maintainer of the Python (programming language)/Python programming language and libraries (active from 1999 to 2002).

Stein has been especially active in version control systems development. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, he helped develop the WebDAV HTTP versioning specification, and is the main author of [ mod_dav], the first open-source implementation of WebDAV. He was one of the founding developers of the Subversion (software)/Subversion project, and is primarily responsible for Subversion's WebDav networking layer.

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The notion of [a] packaged product is really going to kind of go away.

A bad license can make it so restrictive that nobody wants to use [the software].

The notion of packaged products is really going to go away.

A license can ruin a perfectly good piece of software.

Standards that have patents in them are going to be very difficult and one of the big areas in the future that are going to cause problems for open source.