Linked by Gabe Yoder on Tue 11th Nov 2003 21:51 UTC
FreeBSD We've all heard the age old argument second only to the vi vs. emacs religious wars: FreeBSD Vs Linux. As a long time linux user, I decided that is was time I spent some time on the other side of the fence to see if it was any greener. Oh, and by the way, vi rules.
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RE: Natural to prefer different licenses
by mumic on Wed 12th Nov 2003 21:18 UTC

My thoughts exactly! GPL may have its place, but not on my work. :-) I prefer to pay for licenses so that others can use my work later (for fee or not). With GPL you get something for free now, but you may pay a heavy price later. It is very unclear that others will use your work later because of the licensing, and since it is OSS they can easily retool your idea with different languages/tools/improvements and then you've lost thrice (they don't use your code, don't pay you for your idea, and can reasonably argue in court that they copied nothing when the retooled software hits the market). To even _prove_ infraction you have to reverse engineer the other person's code - ugh, what a pain. And companies would ALWAYS pay not to redo work when the price is reasonable.

Not trolling at all, just my opinion.

BTW: thanks anonymous@IP: 195.137.38.-- for the thread on the INTEL compiler.