Interview with Warren Woodford - Founder of Mepis
Dec 15, 2008, 15:35 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Warren: I’m not bothered by anything that Ubuntu does. I
think that Ubuntu pushes the boundaries regarding purity, and I
don’t think that’s a bad thing, although that gets me
in trouble with some people.
"Some people call me a whiner about the GPL, while from my point
of view they are the whiners. The GPL deserves to be scrutinized
closely and to be debated, as does any legal document that
restricts people’s rights. Calling a person a whiner because
they care enough to challenge, question, or state positions about
something is itself whining.
"I think it’s good that Ubuntu challenges the boundaries
regarding what is and is not proper open source. I think that what
Ubuntu contributes back, both upstream and cross-stream to Debian,
is good. And I think that the way that they kicked Debian in the
collective butt has been good for Debian."