Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?
olivares14031 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 18 19:31:15 UTC 2008
> Code that is freely available doesn't need protection
> as nothing can
> happen to it other then someone else using and improving it
> which is a
> good thing regardless of what else happens to that copy
I am sure many would disagree with this, The code has to be protected in some way to ensure that someone/or a company cannot claim the code to be theirs and start selling it and not give anything back. This is the good side of the GPL if there is one.
> Long ago it might not have been completely predictable that
> many end
> points of the longest-developed paths of unix development
> would be
> open-sourced but it was never out of the question either.
> Having that
> big chunk isolated by the GPL and unable to share
> components is just bad
> for everyone.
Unix is not GPL'd, Linux is or did I miss something here?
The components can be shared, you just have to use the GPL and license your work on it. This is like I scratch your back, but you will also scratch mine. Cooperation is the key and interoperability between compnents like you have mentioned.
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