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LinuxInsider: Open Source and the Legend of Linksys

Jun 29, 2005, 02:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Heather J. Meeker)

"People often ask me how likely it is that an open-source license like the GNU General Public License will ever be enforced. When they ask that, they usually mean: 'If I violate it will I get caught?' It's a legitimate question, if one lays aside moral rhetoric, such as the idea that proprietary software companies are merely evil capitalist agents seeking to abuse the rights of free software developers.

"It is the natural tendency of the citizens of a nation of laws to know exactly what the law allows them to do. Thus the legal profession, and thus the question: What can we get away with...?"

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