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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Said something similar in 2005 ...
by Moulinneuf on Tue 24th Mar 2009 18:43 UTC
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ESR made a similar comment in 2005 :


I also need to point out that ESR is the guy who ran VA Linux hardware division into the ground , that he was on the board of the defunct "Linspire/lindows". So he tested is theory in practice and it failed.

He knows first hands that he is wrong ... Yet keep pushing the idea that "this time" , he might get a different outcome.

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