Why is Microsoft Attacking the GPL?

Microsoft sees a threat to its underlying business model, which explains the virulence of this particular round of FUD.

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Re: Why is Microsoft Attacking the GPL?

Anonymous's picture

As usual it's just another symptom of evolution in action... Only this time the dinosaurs are clever enough to be scared of the bright eyed mammals.

My favourite take on the whole thing is the Gandhi quote:

"First they ignored us, then they laughed at us, then they tried to fight us, then we won."

As a recent convert to Linux I must say that the whole idea of the GPL should be the absolute cornerstone of future computer development. Just imagine a whole planets worth of coders helping create the software of the future !

Maybe the internet is truly showing signs of becoming the equivalent of a "super human" (post human) planetary nervous system after all ?

"Love is the law, Love under will and do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law". And if it's the true will of the programmers to co-operate to produce better software. Long may they live and prosper !

Death to the selfish and greedy ! Io Pan ! Io Pan !

Re: Why is Microsoft Attacking the GPL?

Anonymous's picture

My favourite take on the whole thing is the Gandhi quote:
"First they ignored us, then they laughed at us, then they tried to fight us, then we won."

IMHO i would say:
"First they ignored us, then they laughed at us, then they tried to fight us, now they fear us."

Re: Why is Microsoft Attacking the GPL?

Anonymous's picture

In latin sourced languages, GPL stands for 'Liquified Propane Gas'... no doubt it has the potential to blow the socks out of MS's dreams. ;)

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