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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How is GPL to blame for that?
by ven- on Wed 2nd Sep 2009 15:46 UTC
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It's hardly the GPL's fault if shitty code gets merged into upstream or if a company decides to not even distribute something publicly.

The GPL wants to make sure that free code stays free and achieves that just fine.

I agree that it's a bit too radical in some areas but that's only a problem because of the proprietary hell we currently live in.

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