GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
Posted Jan 26, 2007 16:54 UTC (Fri) by dhess
In reply to: GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
Parent article: GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
It's off-topic, since the article was written about the GPL v3 and not Bruce Perens' merits, but I
to second what jeroen said about Bruce's contributions to free software. Bruce has done a lot for
the free software community, much of it without any financial reward.
I've worked with Bruce in the past, and I think he's a very reasonable guy. When it comes to
GNU/Linux and free software issues, he's opinionated but not uncompromising. He's spent a lot
time thinking about this stuff and about how to make it palatable to people who don't
understand free software. He also keeps his
opinions on unrelated issues to himself, unlike certain other members of "our tribe."
Bruce has earned the right to be contacted for stories like this one. I'm glad to have him
speaking up on free software issues, and I hope he continues to do so. If you disagree with him,
that's fine, but it's no reason to attack him or to question his impact on the free software
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