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Linux Resources: The Free Software Continuum

“… Do licensing issues matter at all, as long as I get my work
done?” — Norman M. Jacobowitz

“Imagine, if you will, a continuum labelled 1 through 10. At the
beginning of the spectrum, at number 1, is the belief that only
software distributed under the GNU General Public License or a
compatible arrangement is acceptable for use by anyone. At the
other end, number 10, is the belief that not only is the open
source model a bad way to write software, it is antithetical to the
economic goals of capitalism, perhaps even a veiled socialist
threat to one of the Western World’s most profitable enterprises.
Somewhere in the middle is a belief that whatever does the best job
at any particular moment is the best solution, regardless of
licensing issues.”

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