Interview: Open sourcing of IntelliJ IDEA - Part 6

JAXenter: When you decided to open source IDEA, was there any example you followed?

Roman Strobl: We looked at examples of successful open source Apache and Google projects. We also looked at our open source IDE competitors for inspiration. However we have not followed all approaches done by the competition. For example: we chose a different type of open source license. We also got inspired by several other successful products which have both free and commercial editions.

JAXenter: Thank you very much!

Roman Strobl
Roman Strobl

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