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Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?


From: Rahul Dhesi
Subject: Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 19:01:08 +0000 (UTC)
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Rjack <address@hidden> writes:

>Why steal a Linux kernel when a superior BSD licensed kernel
>exists? The sole value of GPL'd code is the benefit it bestows
>upon IBM and a few major Linux distributors in deterring competition
>from small companies -- while Microsoft laughs its ass off....

Almost every free software project would not exist without the use of
GPL software such as gcc, the GPL compiler. And Microsoft doesn't seem
to be laughing at Google, which runs the world's largest cluster of
Linux machines.
-- 
Rahul
http://rahul.rahul.net/


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