Now that Sinn Fein and the DUP are on the verge of an agreement (BBC news item here) could the parties to the free v. open wrangle at least agree not to provide ammunition for this kind of piece in Information Week (or anywhere else!). No doubt the protagonists will brand the report […]
Archive for the 'GPL revision' Category
… have been an interview with Chris DiBona:
Google’s open source chief talks about the joys of Linux, the cost of Windows and his concerns about the new version of the GPL
and, in the Weekend colour section, a feature about Web 2.0, including interviews with Jimmy Wales and Matt Mullenweg who
began tinkering with open source […]
… is the title of a piece in today’s Guardian, which opines that
perhaps it’s not surprising that a plan to revise the “constitution” of the free software world, Richard Stallman’s General Public Licence (GPL), has split the hacker world in two
but concludes with these quotes from the key players
Stallman says this is not the start […]
… and he’s been telling everyone who’ll listen. ZDNet’s in-house Microsoft contrarian John Caroll, on the other hand, had some very bad words for the new license, and for Richard Stallman in particular, that were just a hair’s breadth from the c-word*.
ZDNet has a profile of FSF lawyer - and lynchpin of the GPL revision process - Eben Moglen, and eWeek got some thoughts from Richard Stallman on the new license.
If you fancy reading something more personal, Information Week got Stallman on the couch to talk about his childhood and its influence on the themes of […]