The beauty of the GPL, as any accomplished software developer will recognize, is that like a piece of elegantly written code, it has a simplicity and transparency all of its own. The license fulfils its demanding objective, of protecting and promoting the principles of free software, without ambiguity or compromise, and as such, is unlikely to fade away.

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Created by cendrars 8 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 41 weeks ago
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8 years 40 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago


Outstanding article

I was meaning to post a rebuttal to Eric Raymond's misguided attempt at discouraging the use of the GPL. I'm glad to see this article does the job quite eloquently and far more competently that I could have ever done.

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