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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 Washington.

"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..."

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