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Re: Software Fictional Licensing Center (SFLC) Files Another Roundof GPL

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Software Fictional Licensing Center (SFLC) Files Another Roundof GPL Violation Lawsuits
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 10:50:33 +0200


Verizon CEO doesn't know about open source
By Sean Michael Kerner on June 18, 2008 1:37 PM 
>From the 'not everyone knows about open source yet' files:

LAS VEGAS -- I just got out of a Q&A session with Verizon Communications
CEO Denny Strigl and being an open source guy I asked Strigl about open
source. Specifically I asked what role does open source play at Verizon
now, especially in light of the recent SFLC lawsuit against Verizon on
GPL infringement.

Strigl looked at me with a blank face and asked me to repeat my
question. He was completely clueless.

He then asked one of his PR people to answer, and they too were

In December of 2007 the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) filed its GPL
lawsuit, which was settled in March of this year. The win was hailed as
a victory for open source by the SFLC and others.

Apparently though open source types (like myself) thought the Verizon
thing was a big deal, it apparently never reached the radar screen of
Verizon's top exec. Go figure.


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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