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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..."

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