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[2]: BSD ?
by pooo on Tue 24th Mar 2009 19:01 UTC in reply to "RE: BSD ?"
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And, no one forced anyone to pick the GPL in the first place. You are right that the *beauty* of the GPL is that it makes it easy for developers to not think to hard about the details but that isn't because the FSF is forcing anything on anyone (this is the part where you realize you were really talking out your butt).

Plus, anyone can change their licensing any time they want for all future development.

The FSF and the GPL protect us and we ask them voluntarily to do so. Your strange right wing distorted view on how things work is really f-ed up my friend (sarcastic on the "friend" part in case you missed that. I actually can't stand fiscal right wingers)

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