Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Jun 2012 23:56 UTC, submitted by Modafinil
GNU, GPL, Open Source "The Samba Team and seven kernel hackers have come together with Software Freedom Conservancy to help efforts to ensure compliance with the GPL by those who implement Linux and other GPL software. Richard Hillesley talked to Bradley Kuhn of Software Freedom Conservancy, Jeremy Allison of Samba, and Matthew Garrett, who works in his spare time with the GPL Compliance Project for Linux Developers."
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RE: What a waste of time....
by JAlexoid on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 17:35 UTC in reply to "What a waste of time.... "
JAlexoid
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I wonder if the world would have been worse-off if Linux and gcc had been released as "public domain".


If there was something else to assure the giant companies that their competitors will not be able to use their work without releasing their own modifications, then yes.

Otherwise, don't even think that the likes of Oracle and IBM would shy away from creating a closed fork. Oracle already closed off Solaris - that is a fact.

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