[nycbug-talk] lame...real lame Andy
Wed Jan 12 09:51:35 EST 2005
On Jan 12, 2005, at 9:47 AM, Dru wrote:
> Bruce then explains how history is repeating itself: "The GPL is well
> suited for use as a commercial marketing weapon, particularly by
> hardware or
> service companies which, similar to IBM in the late 1950s and 1960s,
> profit if
> the cost of software is driven to zero...zero-cost software can be
> used to
> undermine the software of a competitor and can contribute to
> behaviour. It can drive software companies out of business. It is
> unclear if
> the current generation of open source software will have this effect
> or not".
> If this is the case, it is certainly ironic that Stallman's vision of
> the ideal license is being used to promote the commercial entities he
> is so strongly opposed to.
Wow. A definate nod to that sentiment from this desk.
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