Linux Journal: Examining the Nature of Freedom
Sep 28, 2006, 22:30 (7 Talkback[s])
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A Fight Against Evil or A Fight for Attention?
"Two hot issues are making the rounds. First, Debian and Firefox
are having a spat, and the end result may be that Debian will
distribute Firefox under a different name. Second, the war betwen
Linus Torvalds and other Kernel developers and the Free Software
Foundation over GPLv3 is continuing, with Torvalds saying he's fed
up with the FSF. Here is my take on both, and related issues.
"First, let me tell you a little about evil. Lies are evil.
Greed is evil. When the attempt to satisfy one's own desire for
power and/or wealth prohibits others from engaging in perfectly
ethical practices, that is evil..."
The Great Software Schism
"Following Nicholas Petreley's discussion of the GNU GPLv3
debate from one angle, I'd like to look at it from another--that of
the cultures of the two groups involved--and what this implies for
"The constant bickering between those who talk of 'free
software" and those who prefer the term 'open source' is hard to
avoid in the computing world..."