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Re: [ProgSoc] GPL
On Fri, 4 May 2001, jedd wrote:
> research potential breachs and partake in legal action. This may
> change -- for example, you'd be a damn fool to try to take any of
> IBM's changes to Apache and flog 'em as a binary-only release.
Unfortunately I agree with your gloomy outlook for the most part, though
here we see a great example of how the GPL can fulfil its promise once it
gains some largescale adoption from big companies like IBM. If a big
company likes a piece of GPL enough, interesting things start to happen.
Not that Microsoft would likely take part in the Bazaar, would it?
Though I wonder just what kind of attractive GPL software it would take to
woo Microsoft in. Is it at all possible? You might have expected the
proliferation of TCP/IP to be an example, but all we have to show is more
questions, not answers. :-/
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