eWeek: Open-Source Community Defends GPL Against SCO Attack

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“The open-source community is rallying against comments made by
The SCO Group CEO Darl McBride late last month that the GPL, under
which Linux and open-source software is distributed, violates the
U.S. Constitution as well as copyright and patent laws.

“McBride created a furor last month when he wrote: ‘We believe
that adoption and use of the GPL [GNU General Public License] by…
the software industry was a mistake. The positions of the Free
Software Foundation and Red Hat [Inc.] against proprietary software
are ill-founded and are contrary to our system of copyright and
patent laws.’

“Rolland Roseland, a systems developer for information services
at The Schwan Food Company Inc., in Marshall, Minn., said McBride’s
characterization of GPL use as illegal is a mistake…”


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