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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@altair
by A nun, he moos on Sat 18th Dec 2004 04:42 UTC

Actually the GPL isn't as free as the BSD license especially from a developers viewpoint.

It is more restrictive from a developer's viewpoint, for sure. But from a user's viewpoint it guarantees that the apps and derivatives will remain free.

That's besides the point, however. If the GPL was so bad, then no programmers would use it. As it happens, quite a lot of applications are licensed under the GPL, including some top-notch software such as the Linux Kernel, the GNOME and KDE desktop environments, Samba, and so on.

In any case, GPL is freer than proprietary code - so I guess you and Lumbergh must hate proprietary code most of all, because it is a lot more restrictive than the GPL...

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.

Well, at least you don't hide your bias. However, saying that "Linux is the ugliest thing on this planet" isn't much of an argument - especially since researchers found that the bug/line of code ratio was exceptionally low for the Linux kernel. I guess you must think bugs are beautiful.