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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Sometimes GPL isn't enough
by reduz on Tue 24th Mar 2009 21:59 UTC
reduz
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As someone who does embedded programmig in closed hardware platforms which don't have any hope of ever being replaced by open ones (game consoles) GPL sucks.
Examples of this is trying to use Java/Javascript/Mono/etc on them. Sure, Java may be GPL, but if i want to do a closed implementation i still have to talk to Sun/Novell/Etc.. why is this necesary? It's not like i'm taking java and making it close..

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