[Ilugc] Is the proprietary camp winning ?
lawgon at thenilgiris.com
Fri Oct 13 06:19:08 IST 2006
On 12-Oct-06, at 7:19 PM, Krishna P wrote:
> Its simple, I agree with it.
> Take linux it is surviving because of its GPL license with copy left
> feature, unlike *BSD many part of code are taken by properitary
> and has become proprietary.
how do you say it has become proprietary? Arent those parts still
used by BSD? Or is BSD prevented from using them? I listened to Eben
Moglen the other day and he said something like this: If i have money
and you dont, and i give you money, then you have money and i dont.
If I have knowledge and you dont, and i give you knowledge, we both
have knowledge. Or, if i have source code and you dont, and i give
you my source code, then we both have source code, [even if you hide
yours from the world.] The part in square brackets is my own addition.
As far as i can see, *BSD is surviving also, as are postgresql, sqlite
(public domain), apache, subversion, zope, plone, python, php and
thousands of other packages, in spite of the fact that they have bsd-
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