Wired: Letter: Free Software Hurts U.S.
Oct 29, 2002, 11:00 (25 Talkback[s])
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"An attack on the software license behind the Linux operating
system has stirred up a free software controversy in
"Earlier this week, three members of the House of
Representatives, Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Ron Kind (D-Wis.) and Jim
Davis (D-Fla.), sent a note to 74 Democrats in Congress attacking
Linux's GNU General Public License (GPL) as a threat to America's
'innovation and security.'
"There's only one problem.
"Tom Davis and Jim Turner say their letter has absolutely
nothing to do with open source or the GPL..."