[nycbug-talk] lame...real lame Andy
Wed Jan 12 21:58:47 EST 2005
On Wednesday 12 January 2005 20:47, Ike wrote:
> Sunny, sorry to be curt
no need to apologize bro
we'll finish this after-school! mano to mano!
> but this thread was about an article where
> Andy Hertzfield made some ridiculously uninformed statements about how
> Apple should use Linux, and generalized how Linux needs to be what
> drives all of tech, from a business perspective.
Oh I know that, I disagree with him too. I think he was on the linux wave of
the dot-bomb bubble and was burned by it.
Apple should stick to whatever they are comfy with in terms of tech and legal.
(linux would never work for Apple. it becomes much harder for binary-only
code to link to the kernel, and the development cycles are two different
> But to take it sideways here, are you advocating above, that anyone
> working at a company who pulls GPL code into anything at the company,
> should be fired? ;)
not GPL code, but any code
I think its amazing that SCO is suing IBM for code produced almost a decade
ago, and yet IBM has been on the ball about which license was used for what
code (much to SCO's dismay, heh)
All companies need to keep track of this stuff for the obvious reasons. There
are times/examples where entire companies accidentally used GPL'ed code and
were badly bitten by it. Sigma Design did that with the Xvid codec.
I'd be surprised if the coder (who lifted Xvid's code and attempted to hide
it) and his manager weren't fired.
> See, Sunny, this is the NYC BSD Users Group,
whoa, we aren't in kansas anymore ?! :P
> for the most part we're
> here because we ****WILLINGLY**** chose to use BSD licensed software.
well yeah, we choose lots of software from lots of licenses ... we gravitate
towards a few licenses for our own reasons ... its just an issue of keeping
an open mind and not being ignorant about the other guy's licenses.
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