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Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL

From: chrisv
Subject: Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 09:49:53 -0500

Hyman Rosen wrote:

>Rjack wrote:
>> If you think IBM didn't learn the meaning of "embrace, extend and
>> extinguish" from Micro$oft then you're a bigger Freetard moron than
>> I thought. Ever since Linux latched on to IBM's teat with Sequent's
>> SMP code contributions the "extinguish" handwriting has been on the
>> wall. IBM will wipe your socialist Freetard asses with the GPL.
>> Capitalism *always* wins.

The GPL *always* wins (and that's not a bad thing for capitalism,

>My, so much foul, seething venom. Actually, all this proposed purchase
>does is demonstrate the visionary wisdom of Richard Stallman. 

Visionary indeed.  We owe him a lot.

>It is not
>prudent to rely on the good graces of companies or individuals, because
>they are all ephemeral. People die, companies are acquired or go under.
>By making software free, its authors are assured that come what may, no
>one can incorporate their work into products that can be delivered to
>users without giving those users the freedom to run, read, modify, and
>share the code.

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