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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Not to play into the JPF v PFJ, but I disagree.

The motivation behind open source is its proponents believe it produces superior software. That's it.
The motivation behind free software is -- free software. Superior software would be nice, but the aim is to be free.

I don't really consider it an insignificant difference, but that's just me.

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