Eric Raymond talks about GPL and BSD licenses

Igustavo says, recently, during FISL (Fórum Internacional de Software Livre), in Brazil, Eric Raymond defended open source model of development and quoted: “Basically, we don’t need GPL. It’s based on the belief that open source software is weak and needs to be protected. With it, we continue injuring ourselves, cutting ourselves from the economic benefits of BSD license”. Raymond tried, in a straight and ironic way, to explain how open source community should have good “appeals” to convince all the great corporations about the benefits of the use of open source technology: “We should identify theis goals and needs. Not our goals and needs. Then, they will come, because our model is much better”. Read more.

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