Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Aug 2009 22:23 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source When Windows Vista was launched, the Free Software Foundation started its BadVista campaign, which was aimed at informing users about what the FSF considered user-restrictive features in Vista. Luckily for the FSF, Vista didn't really need a bad-mouthing campaign to fail. Now that Windows 7 is receiving a lot of positive press, the FSF dusted off the BadVista drum, and gave it a fresh coat of paint.
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RE[7]: Why?
by ichi on Thu 27th Aug 2009 21:26 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Why?"
ichi
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Do you get upset when you buy a can of Coke and are unable to see the recipe on the can?


Well yes, I do.
There's something uncomfortable about not knowing what the hell I'm actually drinking.

Anyways my overall point is that GPL ideology is a joke. You can't expect all software to fall under the GPL. It doesn't work for all software development models, and it doesn't always work for open source projects. See The Hurd as a class A example.


None of that proves GPL being a joke, but rather that there's no "one size fits all".

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