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.
Permalink for comment 355038
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
IQ
by Bounty on Wed 25th Mar 2009 21:37 UTC
Bounty
Member since:
2006-09-18

I disagree with ESR on the whole GPL thing, in part because I belive in diversity (having both GPL and BSD means better chance for open code's overall survival.) Also I think BSD is more in line with my comments, cheap, open and I have no intention of controlling how you use my ideas. A GPL version of my comments might try to make sure any replys to my comment are not hidden and public (not via private email etc.) I think they serve different and needed purposes.

Edited 2009-03-25 21:46 UTC

Reply Score: 1