An Interview with Tom Lord of Arch (O'ReillyNet)
Posted Sep 26, 2004 15:03 UTC (Sun) by lm
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Rather than respond to all of your comments, which would just fan the flames, let's try this.
It's easy for you to tell us we have done the wrong thing and perhaps that's all you wish to do. I tend it act in good faith so I tend to believe that some of you are genuine in your dislike for our choices. OK, fair enough. So what should we have done? GPLing it wasn't an answer, BK would be no better than Arch because there is no way to pay for not fun work. Patents probably would have been a better choice for protection but remember that I had a goal of helping Linus, and there was little chance that he would adopt a patented technology.
I tried for years to explain our choices and it always ended up in a flame fest just like this. So you tell me what we should have done and for that matter what we should do today. I'm really interested in seeing what you suggest, believe it or not, all of this fuss is because this is the best way I could find that met all the goals, including the goal of helping Linus.
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