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: BSD ?
by sbenitezb on Tue 24th Mar 2009 21:08 UTC in reply to "BSD ?"
sbenitezb
Member since:
2005-07-22

So I wonder why we aren't all currently using *BSD if the GPL is such a hinderance ?


There are lots of projects that use BSD/MIT licenses, and are still active. Some names come to mind: Postgres, xorg, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Firefox, WebKit, GHC.

There's no reason for GPL, nothing to be gained from it.

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RE[2]: BSD ?
by Beta on Tue 24th Mar 2009 21:31 in reply to "RE: BSD ?"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

There are lots of projects that use BSD/MIT licenses, and are still active. Some names come to mind: Postgres, xorg, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Firefox, WebKit, GHC.


You are mistaken about Firefox as it is tri-licensed under GPL, LGPL, and MPL.

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RE[3]: BSD ?
by sbenitezb on Tue 24th Mar 2009 21:34 in reply to "RE[2]: BSD ?"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

You are mistaken about Firefox as it is tri-licensed under GPL, LGPL, and MPL.


I'm not, the MPL still applies. Also, I wonder why I'm being modded down so fast. Does telling the truth shake some neurons?

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