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: No
by KenJackson on Sat 28th Mar 2009 01:43 UTC in reply to "No"
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I'm not sure if I'm quite willing to join ESR in abandoning the GPL. I think it's done a lot of good.

Still, I respect ESR. He's a thinker. A visionary. He deserves to have his words considered.

because there was zero control to stop companies being moronic?

You've got to be kidding! We've enjoyed 200+ years of free-market excellence. Recessions come and go. Morons in private companies can only do so much damage. But morons in Washington may yet destroy the fabric of the nation.

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