Computerworld: Linus Weighs In: GPL No Hippie Dream
Dec 09, 2003, 14:30 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Linus Torvalds)
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"I was recently sent a copy of SCO CEO Darl McBride's open
letter on copyright law. As usual, McBride portrays the Linux
community as the enemy of copyright. As always, he gets fundamental
"[The letter's] argument about copyright law is totally specious
and fails any sensible test. [It] claims that the U.S. Congress'
authority under the U.S. Constitution to 'promote the Progress of
Science and the useful arts' inherently includes a profit
"This is an obvious misrepresentation of facts. It's akin to
saying that public universities are fundamentally unconstitutional,
since they 'promote the Progress of Science' yet they aren't
motivated by profit..."