Groklaw: How Not to Kill the Golden Goose
Feb 22, 2005, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)
"I read Steven Henry's remarks he gave at LinuxWorld, and I
believe if I had been there when he said it, I could have overcome
all shyness and stood up to answer him on the spot, lawyer that he
is notwithstanding. His remarks didn't make much of a media splash,
so I seriously debated whether to answer him on Groklaw or not,
because I am aware anything on Groklaw gets more publicity than he
otherwise would receive. But I decided to answer him, finally,
because his view is not unique to him, and it's important to help
people who think like that to understand things better.
"First, here is what he had to say, in essence: that Linux and
the GPL began as an antibusiness movement, a "religion" of sorts.
But now, they have bumped into money, and big business needs them
both to change so they can make some money, honey, their old