Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2006 20:44 UTC, submitted by jasper
Red Hat Red Hat has an NDA cooperation with Marvell for the wireless chips that they want to use for the One Laptop per Child-project. The idea of this is that both parties think Marvell will be more open in the future, but this is absolutely not the path they should walk, according to OpenBSD's Theo de Raadt. "I am getting really tired of 'open source' people who work against the open source community. Our little group can probably take credit for having 'opened up' more wireless devices than the rest of the community, and therefore we feel we have a better grasp of the damage OLPC has done here."
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RE[2]: Ack
by binarycrusader on Thu 5th Oct 2006 22:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Ack"
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Your argumentation does not hold ground. The one license that actually makes sure software remains open, is GPL.

Sorry, but that's factually incorrect. It would be correct, however, to say that "licenses that contain at least the same conditions as the GPL make sure software remains open."

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v RE[3]: Ack
by Moulinneuf on Fri 6th Oct 2006 14:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Ack"
RE[4]: Ack
by binarycrusader on Fri 6th Oct 2006 17:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Ack"
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There are none. Hence only the GPL make sure the software remains Open.

That's wrong, look at the Affero license and others. The GPL is not the only license with the same requirements, in fact I could go write one now with the same exact requirements and yet another one would exist and it still wouldn't be the GPL.

You really need to research your licenses...

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