Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Mon 28th Jul 2008 17:32 UTC, submitted by zaboing
Oracle and SUN In an interview with derStandard.at, Novell developer Michael Meeks talks mostly about Sun's lack of openness in regards to OpenOffice.org. He goes as far as stating that if Sun dropped out of OOo-development this "wouldn't be an entirely negative thing". He also goes on to talk about promoting Go-oo instead, and emphasizes the importance of breaking down the barriers between GNOME and KDE.
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RE[5]: Not news
by kaiwai on Mon 28th Jul 2008 21:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Not news"
kaiwai
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Sure, but the question is: is-it truly open when you use a license incompatible with the majority of open source software which are GPLv2?


Why should they go GPL. GPL is a proprietary licence in nature where by it can seem to suck in any code it wants but unless you project is GPL2, you can't take anything back from it. It is a one way process that it just as vile and disgusting as when proprietary vendors take BSD source code and don't provide patches or improvements back.

If you actually *TOOK* the time and read FSF, there is a bloody good reason why Stallman doesn't call software licensed under the GPL as 'open source'. May I suggest you actually *READ* some literature on the matter instead of spouting the usual pro-GPL jingoisms without the slightest understanding of the background.

I don't see anything wrong with the CDDL; the licence that IS out of step is the GPL2; where code sharing in the the GPL is a one way street, it is like a leech on the opensource community where rather than sharing code with other projects, it deliberately creates walls to stop enhancements made in BSD-like code imported into a GPL project from making its way back to the original BSD-like licensed project.

I know I'm going to lose points but damn it all, I am sick and tired of the same rhetoric being spewed by GPL/GNU/Linux fanboys whose only exposure to the opensource world is in the last 5 years, and still hold the idea that Microsoft created the PC revolution. The stench of stupidity in this forum some days is almost unbearable.

Edited 2008-07-28 21:59 UTC

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