Linked by David Adams on Fri 17th Dec 2004 18:20 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Editorial The real heart of open source lies in its potential to be greater than the sum of its parts, the capacity to leverage the talent and abilities of an entire community of developers and users who are striving towards a common goal, according to an editorial at Linux Insider.
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GPL vs BSD
by altair on Sat 18th Dec 2004 04:34 UTC

Actually the GPL isn't as free as the BSD license especially from a developers viewpoint. If a library is written using the GPL, I could not use the library in my program unless I used the GPL. However if a library is using the BSD license, then I could do this.

For example, my friend wrote a tetrinet client for OSX but because the only thing he could find for the protocal was the gtk version, he had to release it using the GPL license though he did not want to do that.

Also I am against Linux especially after taking my class on Operating Systems. The source code for Linux is the ugliest thing on this planet.