Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Well, I was planning to say some sensible things about copyright enforcement in regards to this Forbes article, Linux's Hit Men. Though it looks like William Grosso beat me to it.
[T]he FSF is asking that Broadcom either live up to the license or stop using GPL'd software. Which seems perfectly ordinary to me... In this case, however, Forbes clearly sympathizes with the companies that are violating the GPL. Attempting to enforce a license is seen as an evil act, and open-source developers are viewed with scorn...
Is Daniel Lyons, the author of the article, a stock holder in SCO or in Cisco, and as a result raw about Open Source?

At the very least, I can see he's not happy about the SCO and Linux situation. He also likes to be inflammatory, as seen in this article. I wonder if he was mauled by a penguin as a child.
In other words, like many religious folk, the Linux-loving crunchies in the open-source movement are a) convinced of their own righteousness, and b) sure the whole world, including judges, will agree.
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