Upside: Open source licensing battle comes to an end
Sep 07, 2000, 13:29 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Chalk one up for the Gnu General Public License."
"In a year that has seen the free software community go from
Great White Hope to Wall Street punching bag, two things have kept
the Linux -- make that the Gnu/Linux -- community from toppling to
the canvas: fresh legs and a strong jaw."
"The fresh legs have come in the form of triple-digit growth in
the Linux server market, which ballooned 166 percent between the
fourth quarter of 1998 and the fourth quarter of 1999, according to
International Data Corp."
"The strong jaw, on the other hand, has come in the form of the
Gnu General Public License, or GPL, a stubborn license built by
stubborn people in the days when supporting the free software ethos
was about as sensible as walking into a Oakland Raiders football
game wearing a Denver Broncos jersey. While some claim the GPL
has yet to be hardened by a true legal fracas, recent events have
hinted to the contrary."
- KDE Development Home: Unofficial Response to "Stallman on Qt, the GPL, KDE, and GNOME"(Sep 06, 2000)
- LinuxPlanet: .comment: Peace in Our Time?(Sep 06, 2000)
- KDE: Response to Stallman Editorial(Sep 06, 2000)
- CNET News.com: Barrier lowered between Linux interfaces(Sep 06, 2000)
- Stallman on Qt, the GPL, KDE, and GNOME(Sep 05, 2000)
- LinuxPR: Trolltech offers a choice in licensing with the addition of GPL licensing
(Sep 04, 2000)
- Trolltech's Eirik Eng and KDE's Matthias Ettrich on Qt and the GPL(Sep 04, 2000)
- LinuxPlanet: Trolltech to Release Qt Under GPL(Sep 04, 2000)
- Advogato: Does the GPL have any teeth?(Aug 16, 2000)
- VNU Net: The net shakes up software licensing(Jul 11, 2000)