Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2007 23:09 UTC, submitted by thebluesgnr
GNU, GPL, Open Source The FSF today released version 3 of the GNU GPL, the popular free software license. "Since we founded the free software movement, over 23 years ago, the free software community has developed thousands of useful programs that respect the user's freedom. The programs are in the GNU/Linux operating system, as well as personal computers, telephones, Internet servers, and more. Most of these programs use the GNU GPL to guarantee every user the freedom to run, study, adapt, improve, and redistribute the program," said Richard Stallman, founder and president of the FSF. This article has some interesting replies from the BSD community (right in the middle).
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stop fighting
by arielb on Sun 1st Jul 2007 22:27 UTC
arielb
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2006-11-15

bsd'ers who talk about all the gloom and doom about how evil the GPL3 is aren't all that different from all the FSF'ers who talk about how evil Microsoft is.

Let's face it. There's a lot of good from microsoft, gpl apps and bsd apps and there's a lot of junk as well. Users and developers get to choose from the 3 based on their own needs and wants and not everyone has the same needs and wants.

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