Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Mar 2009 18:02 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
GNU, GPL, Open Source Eric S. Raymond is one of the three big figures in open source, together with Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman. During a talk for the Long Island Linux User Group, he made some interesting statements about the GPL, namely that the GPL is no longer needed due to the way the open source movement works.
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RE: No
by diegocg on Tue 24th Mar 2009 18:38 UTC in reply to "No"
diegocg
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Yeah, it's obvious that individuals are stupid. So we need to leave everything in hands of something that knows better what freedom is. Like the FSF. Thanks to the "or any other later version" of the GPL, programmers don't need to think about freedom, the FSF decides what is freedom for them. It was really nice to see the FSF changing with the GPLv3 the licensing terms of millions of lines of software, to fit not to the desires of the people who wrote those code, but the ones of the FSF staff. Because they know better than me.

(do i need to add the ironic tag?)

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