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Re: [ProgSoc] GPL
On Sat, 5 May 2001 16:21, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
] Unfortunately I agree with your gloomy outlook
Gloomy outlook ? Ahh, I get it. Very punny. ; )
] 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.
I think the other thing we can expect to see is the cigarette-company
style revolutionaries popping out of the woodwork to expose their
wayward masters. I think in no small part due to the parallel process
that we're seeing now, as graduates who've learned to love GPL'd
products (like Linux), come into the marketplace and infect organisations
in all kinds of positive ways -- we're going to see businesses infected
with an Open Is Good mentality. It may take a little longer, since it takes
longer to change the mentality of an organisation than it does to change
the way it operates.
There's 30,000+ MS employees, for example. They can't all hope
to die loving big brother.
jedd == jedd at progsoc dot org
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majors - useful people are now being affected too."
-- Kent Brockman, The Simpsons.
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