Suits and Patents: A Report from the GPLv3 Launch Conference
Posted Jan 24, 2006 4:08 UTC (Tue) by kirkengaard
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I don't know about primary spokesman. Eben isn't an idealist, he's a lawyer. He's "our" lawyer, and he has been RMS's lawyer for 13 years, and he believes in what he's writing, but he's Melanchthon to RMS's Luther. You need someone with uncompromising vision, as well as someone who will take that vision and make it world-conformant. But if RMS dropped dead tomorrow, and Eben were tagged to run the show (not that that would happen, necessarily), he would no longer have anyone to translate.
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