Eric S. Raymond is one of the three big figures in open source, together with Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman. During a talk for the Long Island Linux User Group, he made some interesting statements about the GPL, namely that the GPL is no longer needed due to the way the open source movement works.

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8 years 20 weeks 12 hours 41 min ago



I believe GPL is needed even more now, than it was in the past. When Free Software was the new kid on the block there was little incentive to copy it, now as it is successful we need regulations to keep things fair and ensure lock-in is not possible.