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Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL

Subject: Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 08:57:36 -0500
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On 2009-03-19, Peter Köhlmann <> wrote:
> Rjack wrote:
>> Peter Köhlmann wrote:
>>> Rjack wrote:
>>>> Thufir Hawat wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 17:44:38 -0400, Rjack wrote:
>>>>> 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

    This is precisely the sort of lopsided situation that the GPL
was engineered to avoid (of course).

>>>> first viscous computer monopolist. How soon Freetards forget! IBM
> Yes. It physically hurts seeing such incredibly stupid bullshit like your 
> idiotic rants

...of course a monopolist (past or present) wants to take everything
and not give anything back. The GPL puts you on equal footing with
your competitors. Of course IBM wants to be able to freely take things
from others (bsdl) while forcing others to "give back" (gpl).

   The whole reason that the GPL exists is that we all know that we
can't trust corporations to "play nice" without some big club being 
held over their heads. It's very much like Law & Order in general.

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