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Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL

From: Peter Köhlmann
Subject: Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:32:12 +0100
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Rjack wrote:

> Thufir Hawat wrote:
>> On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 17:44:38 -0400, Rjack wrote:
>>> "IBM wasn't happy when Sun released Java under the GPL instead
>>> of a more permissive open source software license. It's
>>> possible that if IBM acquired Sun, Big Blue would move Java
>>> towards a multi-licensed approach and potentially put it under
>>> the Apache Software License in addition to the GPL. This would
>>> make it easier for Sun's Java technology to be integrated into
>>> existing open source Java implementations, such as the Apache
>>> Harmony project, and it would also make it easier for Java to
>>> be repurposed by third parties for proprietary uses."
>>> The SFLC suits are having an effect -- just not the one they
>>> hoped for. As more and more companies move away from "free
>>> software" to "open source software" the FSF propaganda campaign
>>> is falling flat on its ass.
>>> Sincerely, Rjack :)
>> You have it backwards.  When *sun* licenses software, IBM likes
>> apache/ BSD type licenses.  When *IBM* licenses software, ie
>> gnu/linux, IBM likes the gpl.
> You Freetards never learn. For Christ's sake, IBM was the World's
> first viscous computer monopolist. How soon Freetards forget! IBM
> likes anything that enhances their bottom line. Freetards are
> Micro$oft's enemy. IBM like Al Quaeda, believes "My enemy's enemy is
> my friend."
> IBM wrote the first edition book on computer monopoly practices.
> Micro$oft simply read that book and wrote the second edition. IBM
> will behead its Freetard friends the very second its becomes
> profitable to do so. I am utterly amazed at you Freetard sheep lying
> in bed with a Tyranasaurus like IBM. Big Blue knows the GPL is
> unenforceable and will wipe your Freetard asses with it the moment
> it's profitable to do so.

And here we have, folks: The dumbest post so far this year

Time to create a new "award". I propose "The DFS-award".
It should be awarded regularly to those who are incredibly stupid and full 
of shit. Rjack has all of those
Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice which can be equally well
explained by stupidity

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