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ONLamp: RMS: The GNU GPL Is Here to Stay

Sep 23, 2005, 18:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Federico Biancuzzi)

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"In a recent interview I did with Eric Raymond, he stated, 'We don't need the GPL anymore.' I'm sure that you don't agree, right?

"The GNU GPL is designed to achieve the goals of the Free Software Movement; specifically, to ensure that every user of a program gets the essential freedoms--to run it, to study and change the source code, to redistribute copies, and to publish modified versions. The GPL does that job very well; most other free software licenses don't try..."

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