Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Mar 2006 21:49 UTC
OpenBSD "Theo de Raadt is the project leader for OpenBSD, a Unix-like operating system. We spoke with Theo about the upcoming release of OpenBSD, 3.9, the financial state of the project, and about companies that profit from free software without contributing back."
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RE[3]: I read the interview
by Soulbender on Wed 29th Mar 2006 08:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I read the interview"
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2005-08-18

"I also do not understand that others post claiming similar views are quickly accused of trolling by the BSD zealots... Sure there are GNU zealots, but if they prove their views with logic and empiric demostrations, why they should not do it?"

Because it is trolling. The license, be it BSD or (L)GPL, has nothing to do with financing. They only deal with the freedom of the source and has no provisioning WHATSOEVER for licensing fees. I'm sure a lot of people find discussing the pros and cons of the different licenses fascinating but it still has nothing to do with the money side of things. Using the GPL, for example, does not stop people from using your code and not giving back money or otherwise help your project financially

Edited 2006-03-29 08:35

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