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Watching the Watchers of the GPL

Apr 28, 2008, 22:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"Ah the GPL. The GNU Public License. It's probably one of the most controversial topics in all of the IT world. What is it and how is it enforced? Who backs it and who defends it? And who watches the watchers? Now there's the real rub. We all know that there are numerous groups out there standing on the open source soap box (myself included.) But of all of us grandstanding for the open source community--are there those who can and those who can not be trusted? Do members exist among the ranks that distort the facts and bend the rules to suit their needs? Outside of Groklaw I would say a firm 'you never know.'

"But fortunately there is one group, and it's a group that (I'm ashamed to say) I am only now becoming aware of..."

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