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Forbes: Follow-Up To Linux's Hit Men

Oct 18, 2003, 01:00 (35 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Lyons)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Of course the Free Software Foundation is entitled to enforce its GNU General Public License (GPL), just as other organizations are entitled to enforce their copyrights and licenses. My article simply points out that the paradoxical effect of these 'enforcement actions' (FSF's term) may be to impede the adoption of Linux. By demanding that licensees publish source code for their own 'derivative work' code (in addition to the Linux they're using) the FSF is, in effect, charging a royalty that approaches 100% of the value of the licensee's product..."

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