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Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters

From: Per Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters
Date: Wed, 05 May 2004 16:00:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux) (Snuffelluffogus) writes:

> If big software corporations all didn't like the GPL,
> then why are so many of them bothering pay big bucks
> to keep the FSF's $1 million per year propaganda business
> afloat?

So much confusing hidden in so little text...

There is logic a difference between "all" and "many".  For example,
just because *many* students in your class thinks Justin Timberlake is
the greatest singer ever, doesn't necessarily mean *all* students in
your class thinks so.

There aren't many "big software corporations" among FSF's corporate
patrons.  Most either aren't big or aren't "software corporations".
The big ones are either "service corporations" or "hardware

I know $10.000 sounds like "big bucks" in your age, but for a
corporation with more than 10.000 employees it is not even noticeable.

FSF main expense these days is defending the GPL legally.  Propaganda
ought to be second, but if so they are awfully bad at it.  Then again
$1 million is hardly any money for a lobbyist organization.

A few years ago, software development was the biggest expense for the
FSF.  Yes, they hired people to write free software.  These days, they
don't have to do that, lots of other organizations are hiring people
to write free software.  In particular the "evil corporations" are
contributing a lot back that way.

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