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Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy

From: Chris Ahlstrom
Subject: Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 14:50:14 -0500
User-agent: slrn/ (Linux)

After takin' a swig o' grog, Hyman Rosen belched out
  this bit o' wisdom:

> ZnU wrote:
>> I understand that the FSF is really, really hung up on every detail of 
>> the GPL, but frankly, they're fanatics.
> The details of the GPL are necessary to prevent bad-faith actors
> from taking GPLed code and distributing it to users while preventing
> those users from exercising the four freedoms. It is important to
> the FSF that such bad-faith actors be stopped. There are other people,
> of which you may be one, who are less concerned with bad-faith actors
> and simply want to have a community of free or open source, even if
> parts of that code wind up in non-free programs. Other licenses such
> as BSD or Apache might be more appropriate for them.

If it weren't for the GPL, Linux and much open-source software would have
gone just about /nowhere/.

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.  It's already tomorrow
in Australia.
                -- Charles Schulz

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