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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I agree on one thing he says
by spinnekopje on Wed 25th Mar 2009 17:20 UTC
spinnekopje
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2008-11-29

I don't know enough about the different licenses, but I have to agree that a number of managers are scared of being forced to open up company specific software that took a lot of money to create. I think the community has to find a solution for that.

People who don't know enough about it can have a wrong image of the community and licenses don't help in that, although they are certainly needed. I think that it is clear that a free market doesn't work, unless your idea about a good market is making the rich richer and the poor poorer.

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