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[4]: No
by sbergman27 on Wed 25th Mar 2009 16:38 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No"
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All versions of the GPL contain a paragraph which specifically states that, if no explicit statement is made as to which version of the GPL applies to the code, *any* version can be taken to apply - including future versions which haven't been written yet

I think that's any *later* version. The FSF's GPL is like the back-swept teeth in the maw of a shark. They want the default movement to be in one direction, with no option to go the other way.

Edited 2009-03-25 16:39 UTC

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