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Re: GPL is like a cancer


From: AZ Nomad
Subject: Re: GPL is like a cancer
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2009 10:55:13 -0500
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On 7 Apr 2009 14:10:10 GMT, ray <address@hidden> wrote:
>On Tue, 07 Apr 2009 06:56:08 -0400, Rjack wrote:

>> "As we were going over the scan results I noticed a very interesting
>> trend. The GPL licensed software tends to assimilate quite a bit of
>> BSD-style and public domain source code. By including that other source
>> code it ends up spreading like a cancer."
>> http://questonsecurity.blogspot.com/2009/04/gpl-license-is-like-
>cancer.html
>> 
>> Theo de Raadt also noticed this phenomena -- GPL folks stealing code/
>> http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/openbsd-misc/2007/9/1/153822
>> 
>> Sincerely,
>> Rjack :)

>OK, so it spreads. So what's the problem?

It's a threat to his handler.


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