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A Cloudy Future

Apr 07, 2009, 04:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Allison)

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"I was fortunate enough to get invited to give a keynote there [the FSF's annual General Meeting], as a sort of comic relief whilst people were waiting for Richard Stallman (the founder of the FSF) to turn up and articulate the state of the Free Software universe. I was in the middle of my talk, "The Elephant in the Room: Microsoft and Free Software" busily pontificating about Microsoft's nefarious plans for dominating the Web and software as a service when I got heckled.

"It wasn't any ordinary heckler either, it was Bradley Kuhn, the former Executive Director of the Free Software Foundation. Fixing me with a steely glare, he said "So doesn't this mean that the GPL is the new BSD license and that Google is the new Microsoft ?" I must confess I was a little non-plussed."

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