Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Jun 2012 23:56 UTC, submitted by Modafinil
GNU, GPL, Open Source "The Samba Team and seven kernel hackers have come together with Software Freedom Conservancy to help efforts to ensure compliance with the GPL by those who implement Linux and other GPL software. Richard Hillesley talked to Bradley Kuhn of Software Freedom Conservancy, Jeremy Allison of Samba, and Matthew Garrett, who works in his spare time with the GPL Compliance Project for Linux Developers."
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Are you not aware who writes most opensource software these days? And why they are OK at actually contributing to GPL'd projects?

Edited 2012-06-03 02:13 UTC

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No, I´m not. I guess because like most people I search for what I need, add the word "free" to the search term and download it. If it works it works, if it doesn´t I delete it. Who wrote it, why and under what license doesn´t matter to me.

In the old days it wasn´t so easy to get loads of serious software. It was much easier to give more attention to who made something when you got hold of it. If their program was included with a magazine you´d often find an interview or at least some info on the person.

Now we live in a fast connected world with loads of good and awful software. You need something, you have it a few seconds later, it doesn´t work, it´s gone even faster.

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