Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Sun Jul 20 08:28:50 UTC 2008

On Jul 20, 2008, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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...  Microsoft would have used that code and used it to control
people in just the same way it does with every other piece of software
it touches.  Isn't this why Microsoft hates the GPL and loves
permissive Free Software licenses?

Alexandre Oliva         http://www.lsd.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
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