Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Sep 2009 12:41 UTC, submitted by nitsudima
GNU, GPL, Open Source David Chisnall casts a critical eye over the GNU General Public License and asks whether it's done more harm than good for the Free Software movement. "Looking back, has the GPL been a help, or a hindrance? And will it continue to be a help or hindrance in the future?"
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Wrong question
by sbergman27 on Wed 2nd Sep 2009 15:00 UTC
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

Which is the appropriate question?

"Has the GPL helped or hurt the Free Software movement?"

or

"Has the GPL appropriately met the desires of the individuals who have done the hard work and licensed their code with it?"

They are very different questions, after all.

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