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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Apple and open source
by alexandru_lz on Tue 24th Mar 2009 22:01 UTC
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I'm not sure if it has already been pointed out, but the example regarding Apple is reasonable. A good portion of OS X is closed source -- including Cocoa and all the desktop environment. You don't get that with Darwin. You can download Darwin or some Darwin-based distro (there are one or two I think), and if I'm not mistaken, OS X's very own kernel -- it's just that nobody cares.

I'm not going to say anything about ESR, his reputation precedes him.

Edited 2009-03-24 22:02 UTC

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