The Mundie Saga enters a new phase with this: a rebuttal of
Craig Mundie's rebuttal of all the rebuttals to his speech. Red
Hat's Michael Tiemann issues a point-by-point response to Mr.
Mundie, spending much of the column defending the GPL and making a
pointed aside about Ransom Love's recent comments on its
unsuitability for business: "I can only say that it's a poor
carpenter who blames his tools."
"Yes, the GPL is revolutionary. Look at all the great
achievements of the revolutionaries who stood against the
establishment to give us stronger, more powerful truths. Some of
these truths led science in new direction. Some of these truths led
to radical reevaluation of the notions of property, freedom, and
even truth itself. The fact that the GPL stands against a model
that has made one or many companies profitable means or refutes
nothing. The fact that the GPL permits a greater rate of
innovation, with greater efficiency in terms of scarce resources
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