Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Aug 2006 17:52 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu MEPIS, the popular Ubuntu-based Linux distributor, has finally released its distribution source code under the GPL. Warren Woodford, CEO, is not one bit pleased with being forced to do so. Woodford has long disagreed with some parts of the GPL. He recently ran into some trouble with its requirement that downstream distributors of GPL code are obligated to provide source code to users in an easily accessible format. Note: Starting today, Mepis stories will be posted in the Ubuntu category.
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RE: minor correction
by Pseudo Cyborg on Tue 1st Aug 2006 19:08 UTC in reply to "minor correction"
Pseudo Cyborg
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2005-07-09

More like a major correction. It makes a world of difference in how the argument is perceived.

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RE[2]: minor correction
by MechR on Tue 1st Aug 2006 19:50 in reply to "RE: minor correction"
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2006-01-11

No kidding. The summary makes it sound like Warren didn't want to supply any Mepis code, when in fact he had already made his modifications available (what he wasn't supplying being the parts of Ubuntu he hadn't changed). I would've gotten the wrong idea if I hadn't read an earlier article on the issue.

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