Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sun Jul 20 03:44:51 UTC 2008

inode0 wrote:
> Would the world be a better place with no GPL and all software created
> by those who now create code under the GPL putting it into the public
> domain instead?

Microsoft would almost certainly have been displaced years ago by many 
other companies building better products containing this code - or at 
least have been forced to build much better products to stay 
competitive.  That alone would have made the world a better place.

> Would users of software have the freedom to learn,
> tinker, fix, and improve the amount of software they now can in that
> world?

There can be no question about that, given the many examples of open 
source code not under the GPL.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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