Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Mar 2009 18:02 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
GNU, GPL, Open Source Eric S. Raymond is one of the three big figures in open source, together with Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman. During a talk for the Long Island Linux User Group, he made some interesting statements about the GPL, namely that the GPL is no longer needed due to the way the open source movement works.
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RE[2]: No
by Beta on Tue 24th Mar 2009 19:07 UTC in reply to "RE: No"
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I can't really speak for every sector of the industry/every part of the world, but I was looking at job postings recently, and there is plenty of work in Toronto for .net developers right now, more then usual. If the recession is hitting the tech industry, I don't feel it.

That has nothing to do with what I said.

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RE[3]: No
by google_ninja on Tue 24th Mar 2009 19:18 in reply to "RE[2]: No"
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Ok, to be more clear, it was the banks being moronic that caused the recession. You were painting everyone with that brush, especially the tech industry which has barely been touched by it.

I don't really disagree with your point in a general way, but I don't think you can use the recession to prove it.

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RE[4]: No
by pooo on Tue 24th Mar 2009 19:35 in reply to "RE[3]: No"
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It doesn't prove that the tech industry is exactly like the banking industry. However his point was that you can't trust industry in general to self regulate and that "enlightened self interest" is not enough. It does absolutely support *that* point.

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