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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WTF???
by Namaseit on Thu 13th Nov 2003 04:53 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.

You are completely trolling. You are making completely reversed comments from your first statement to this one. First you say you want to use FreeBSD only if it is GPL free. Ok I can respect that. Not everyone likes the GPL. Now you are talking about having your code stolen and getting nothing. Well I dont know if you have read the BSD license but that is what it is. A *COMPLETE* giving away of all your work. Meaning anyone can do *absolutely* anything with your work. Put it in their proprietary product and not give you a damn thing. I really do not see your hatred for the GPL. It was created to protect the developers, and to an extent, users. Not that I dont like BSD license or anything either. I think it plays just as big a role in FOSS world as GPL. What it sounds like to me is that you have read too many forbes articles and are out of touch with what the GPL really is and what exactly it lets you do. GPL code can have duel licensing. QT as an example. You can hate the GPL all you want, but at least have legit reasons. Otherwise you just come off as a troll. But hey its your opinion.

"Not trolling at all, just my opinion."