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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by ari-free on Thu 26th Mar 2009 07:55 UTC in reply to "IQ"
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"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.)"

one could argue we need bsd, gpl and *proprietary* because the proprietary gives open source a run for its life. We end up with better open source software as a result so thanks Microsoft and Apple for improving linux and firefox!

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