Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jan 2007 20:47 UTC, submitted by ciaran
GNU, GPL, Open Source "The following is a transcript of a lecture given by Richard Stallman in Zagreb (Croatia/Hrvatska) on March 9th 2006. The lecture was given in English. Richard Stallman launched the GNU project in 1983, and with it the Free Software movement. Stallman is the president of FSF - a sister organisation of FSFE. Transcription of this presentation was undertaken by Ciarán O'Riordan."
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RE[5]: doh!
by Bounty on Thu 11th Jan 2007 18:13 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: doh!"
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"if they release their code under GPL, they will be sure to benefit if someone improves/continues on their code and distributes it."

So it's not Free, the developers profit from it (not money, but they get someone's development free) And as noted earlier, there are many GPL developers who make a profit somehow from the industry... so I guess they do get $. Interesting....

I agree there should be different licenses, and I like the variety etc. I just also think people shouldn't call GPL software Free as in speech or beer. It's more like Free as in broadcast TV. I DL opensuse and it's basically a big ad for Novell, especially when I want to stop 'playing' with it and use it for real in my enterprise.

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