Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Mar 2006 21:49 UTC
OpenBSD "Theo de Raadt is the project leader for OpenBSD, a Unix-like operating system. We spoke with Theo about the upcoming release of OpenBSD, 3.9, the financial state of the project, and about companies that profit from free software without contributing back."
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Sun, Capitalism and the BSD license.
by johndaly on Wed 29th Mar 2006 10:16 UTC
johndaly
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2006-01-16

Theo didn't complain that Sun forked and closed OpenSSH, that is within the BSD license. He complained that they didn't pay for one developer to attend Sun's interoperability event. That has nothing to do with the BSD license and all with being nice.
How dose that relate to capitalism? Not at all, you are neither required to be nice or mean to be a capitalist, but if you read some basic business texts you will find that it is better to act nice since you don't want to build ill will towards yourself. Makes sense? All this capitalist communist software stuff is a big load of FUD and you should not take an ounce of it serious.

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