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Re: Fedora Freedom and linux-libre



Le Lun 30 juin 2008 17:10, Matthew Saltzman a écrit :
>
>
> On Sun, 2008-06-29 at 12:42 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
>> On Sun, 2008-06-29 at 12:39 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
>> > I'm not arguing that companies that shy away from open source in
>> general
>> > or the GPL in particular always do so for good reasons.
>>
>> Where "good reason" means "gross misunderstanding of the GPL
>> licenses
>> and OpenSource development in general".
>
> This sort of fanboyism gets old in a hurry.
>
> The IBM/Common Public License was developed by IBM lawyers.  Are you
> seriously suggesting that they exhibit "gross misunderstanding of the
> GPL licenses and OpenSource [sic] development in general"?

I'd be very careful about listing IBM as counter-example to any argument.

IBM is big and diversified enough it can afford legal strategies
others entities can not. That IBM wrote its own license says little
about the GPL and a lot about IBM.

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot


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