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osOpinion: To GPL or Not To GPL

Sep 04, 2000, 13:07 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nick Roberts)

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"Like a mortician who enjoys his job too much, I find myself grubbing around in the decomposing entrails of this much-debated subject. In fact, I really would rather be doing something else. Almost anything else. But here I am."

"Why?"

"Because I'm heading Yet Another Internet Project, membership already 20 and counting, and we are currently at the stage of debating the licence under which we will release the software we produce, and it's all a bit awkward. It's roughly analogous to the point where two lovers get to meet each other's parents. The misty illusion is suddenly broken, and hard reality comes to pay a call."

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