ZDNet UK: Taking Sides in the Open Source Community
Oct 12, 2006, 21:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Zuck)
"Earlier this year, I wrote that the General Public License
version 3 (GPLv3) would bring the open source and free software
communities to a critical juncture. While some scoffed, the
decision of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) to discount the
concerns of commercial open sourcers with the latest draft of GPLv3
threatens to split the community and slow the growth of
free/libre/open source software (FLOSS).
"The most compelling software story in the past decade is the
rise of FLOSS. Software such as Linux, Apache and OpenOffice have
injected competition into a largely proprietary industry and
spurred development of next-generation software..."