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]: BSD ?
by dreamlax on Thu 26th Mar 2009 02:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: BSD ?"
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GPL doesn't care about your proprietary programs. It doesn't need them.

What I said was you cannot use source code under the GPL with proprietary-licensed or closed-source code, but you can do that with BSD licensed code. The latter makes open source code more appealing for integrating with already-proprietary systems because they will not have to re-license their system and/or open the source up for the world to view their trade secrets [or whatever].

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