The GPL self-destruct mechanism that is killing Linux

Analysis Does one of the biggest-ever revolutions in software, open source, contain the seeds of its own decay and destruction?

Poul-Henning Kamp, a noted FreeBSD developer and creator of the Varnish web-server cache, wrote this year that the open-source world’s bazaar development model – described in Eric Raymond’s book The Cathedral and the Bazaar – has created an “embarrassing mess” of software.

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