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[4]: No
by Delgarde on Tue 24th Mar 2009 20:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No"
Delgarde
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Did you actually read his comment? ;) The FSF advises to use the following wording:

"This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version."


Right. But presumably, you're not just throwing licensing conditions on your work without reading them, right? So when you included a copyright notice at the top of your source files that says "or any later version" in the very first paragraph, you can hardly claim you didn't mean it, right?

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