Eric S. Raymond on GPL and the BSD License
Eric S. Raymond, long time advocat of Linux and the GPL,
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.