Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Nov 2010 22:24 UTC, submitted by koki
GNU, GPL, Open Source Now this is interesting. We see what is at its core a very valid concern, in practice not a problem to anyone, and, thanks to the tone of the press release, close to trolling. The Free Software Foundation Latin America is complaining about something that has been known for a while - there is some non-Free code stuck in the Linux kernel (mostly firmware). A valid issue of concern from an idealogical viewpoint, but sadly, the tone of the press release turns this valid concern into something close to trolling.
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by WereCatf on Wed 10th Nov 2010 14:46 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

And this story / discussion thread is demonstration of why I don't read or write GPL code.

I too prefer the BSD license.

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TSF
by burnttoys on Thu 11th Nov 2010 08:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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2008-12-20

Thelema Software Foundation...

"1 - Do what thou Wilt shall be the whole of the law".

Quite fair :-)

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RE: TSF
by TheGZeus on Thu 11th Nov 2010 12:41 in reply to "TSF"
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2010-05-19

Crowley Public License

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RE: TSF
by vivainio on Thu 11th Nov 2010 20:26 in reply to "TSF"
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2008-12-26

Uh, not the most liberal license around:


The study of this Book is forbidden. It is wise to destroy this copy after the first reading.

Whosoever disregards this does so at his own risk and peril. These are most dire.

Those who discuss the contents of this Book are to be shunned by all, as centres of pestilence.

All questions of the Law are to be decided only by appeal to my writings, each for himself.

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