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[20050608] Eric S. Raymond on GPL and the BSD License
Eric S. Raymond, long time advocat of Linux and the GPL, expressed an interesting insight into the future of Open Source, related licenses and the future users of Open Source at an event recently: ``Basically, we don't need GPL. It's based on the belief that open source software is weak and needs to be protected. With it, we continue injuring ourselves, cutting ourselves from the economic benefits of BSD license.''

I wonder what this means for the future - Linux moving to a different license, people favouring BSD systems more, or a Great New License that will make everyone (well, at least current GPL people :) more happy. At least the number of growing number of licenses arising recently seems to hint at the latter approach.

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