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Re: <nettime> Linux strikes back III
Morlock Elloi on Thu, 16 Oct 2003 11:41:47 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Linux strikes back III



> A gentle proposition given that the product was in breach with the GPL.
> Alternatively, the FSF could have asked to revoke all Linksys routers
> from the market and pay, say $10 compensation for each unit already
> sold. (In other words: $4M which could be used, for example, to pay
> Linus Torvalds the next ten or twenty years for Linux kernel
> development.)

The whole FSF/GPL thing is silly, and the above illustrates that - it all
simply boils down to money. FSF/GPL messiahs captured the imagination of many,
and as any other religion got a lots of free work done, and then capitalized on
that big time.

Why should FSF be paid ? Or L.Torvalds ? Because they appear on TV ?

I fixed some stuff in a compiler - maybe 10-15 lines of code - I WANT MY SHARE.
And no, I don't delegate fuckers from FSF/Cygnus to represent me.



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