Yet another troll?
Posted May 22, 2009 6:17 UTC (Fri) by khim
In reply to: FSF settles with Cisco
Parent article: FSF settles with Cisco
Google is not touching any GPL licensed software(other than the
kernel) for their userland.
This claim is FUD. Plain and simple. Google uses GPLed software, returns
patches back to community and has only slight preference for other
licenses. MySQL, Binutils, GCC, WebKit, WINE - these things are all GPLed
and they all got contributions from Google. What other non-GPLed project
got more patches?
True, Google is trying to avoid GPL for its own releases, but as far es
existing software goes GPL is fine.
The license banned by Google is AGPL and this is not result of
political stance but simple fact that it greatly increases management
burden: if you have thousands of servers and complex roll-out procedures
(and Google obviously have both) then "simple" requirement to give exact
"corresponding code" on demand becomes a nightmare.
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