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O'Reilly: ZDNet Spreading FUD about Apple?

May 03, 2001, 21:30 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Coleman)

[ Thanks to Kelly McNeill for this link. ]

Chris Coleman of O'Reilly writes a brief 'blog entry on a column written by ZDNet's Evan Leibovitch in which claims of Apple's embrace of open source software were called a "Big Lie." A perspective from the BSD side of the licensing issue.

"While, it would be nice if Apple went even further and open sourced some of their other components, we can't require it of them just because we want it. The accusations that Apple isn't giving back seems unfair in light of the agreement they signed and just designed scare people into using the GPL, a license that forces its creator to make compromises in order to make the software "free."

"I'm not in favor of software licenses that inhibit my rights as a developer to receive a fair return on my investment of time and money."

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