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 _xmv on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 18:46 UTC in reply to "What a waste of time.... "
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It's easy to rewrite history, but it's also SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO highly likely that if that were the case there would be no linux today.
there might even not be a webkit, and many others.

While theres a HUGE wave of FUD against the GPL those days, because the bay area figured they make money more easily off BSD licenses and other permissive licenses, everyone who joined Linux joined it for the goddamn GPL, that is, back in the days. (now that linux is big you join it for various reasons).

You know, BSD *was* already there in various forms and the kernel(s) more advanced than Linux (which had, well, nothing).

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