Examining an attack on the GPL
Posted Dec 10, 2003 6:52 UTC (Wed) by jariep
Parent article: Examining an attack on the GPL
The following is excerpted from an article and a post
Article Title:SCO to Expand It's Lawsuit Beyond Linux
dated November 19, 2003
SCO's CEO Darl McBride said, I quote "There is a misconception that SCO wants to destroy Open Source and Linux. Certainly we believe strongly that there needs to be checks and balances, that open source has merit. We think there is a way for both to be possible."
Post Title: SCO: GPL threatens $229B software market
posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2003
"SCO CEO says proprietary, open-source worlds are on 'collision
course' that will lead to GPL's demise. Citing WIPO data, McBride said
that the value of the worldwide software market would approach $229
billion by 2007, and that it was being threatened by the ideas behind the
Free Software Foundation's GPL, the software license that governs
Is this a contradiction or am I misunderstanding something?
He says he is for linux and for open source but at the same time he also has said that open souce and the proprietary worlds are on a collision course with each other. That is a direct contradiction between two of his comments. one in favor of open source and one opposed to it.
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