FreeOS: Freedom vs. FreedomJun 30, 2001, 19:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sarup)
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It's all good when it comes to licenses, says Mayank Sarup, as he reviews some of the issues surrounding various licenses as of late.
"So, which license wins the argument? Well, I don't know. We do need licenses to set certain limits and ensure that the right people get credit. We keep getting into mindless arguments and flame wars. Open Source is O-P-E-N. All Open Source licenses give you full freedom. The GPL is Open Source, regardless of RMS' problems with the term Open Source. Open Source is Freedom. Pick the Open Source license that fits your idea of freedom and work with that. As far as I am concerned, I'll put my money on Open Source any day."