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Re: [SLE] Can O' Worms, but Important for the Future of Linux
- From: jbarnett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Jack Barnett)
- Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 07:22:48 -0600
- Message-id: <005b01bf4891$fa4273a0$153046c6@xxxxxxx>
----- Original Message -----
From: steganos <steganos1@xxxxxxxx>
To: Jerry L Kreps <JerryKreps@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Koos Pol <koos.pol@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 17, 1999 6:01 AM
Subject: Re: [SLE] Can O' Worms, but Important for the Future of Linux
> i look at it this way linus has the last final word over the kernel...
> so we r safe unless he decides to sell out ya know...
Linus has the final word over the kernel, I will not debate that, but Linus
can NOT sell out the kernel. The reasons being is that he did NOT write
%100 of the code currently in the kernel, alot of other people have put in
there own code, and their own copyrights (all of which are GPL). Even if
Linus want to sell out the kernel, he could not legally do it since he does
not own ALL of the copyrights. I remember reading an article where he did
this on purpose for this exact reason, but I can seem to find the URL.
> and the simple solution to the proprietary thing is not to buy it...
> now i dont mind buying suse cause it rox ....but if they ever jack up
> the price screw them they dont get no more money from me...i will just
> keep upgrading old distros or do my own ya know...
> but i think suse is the best distro i used so far as for right outta the
> box u cant go wrong...
> heres a scenario...ppl r warezing winders software right...well theres
> no warez really in linux but if these corporations actually won and
> started charging for linux and the kernel ppl would be warezing kernels
> all day long ya know...or like mentioned in previous msg`s to this list
> they would rewrite it and put it back out for free gnu/gpl.....
> oh well.......
> Jerry L Kreps wrote:
> > Koos Pol wrote:
> > >
> > > Jerry L Kreps wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I don't think it is off topic. If this sort of stuff isn't shot
> > > > the runway there won't be a GPL or GNU Linux to work with and this
> > > > maillist won't exist.
> > >
> > > I don't see any problem here. Important technology will be GPL'ed
> > > later because there will always be people recognizing the importance
of it. If
> > > they intent to keep the TurboCluster proprietey, than they will pay
> > > in the end. People will "borrow" and walk away with their idea's and
> > > free.
> > >
> > > Koos Pol
> > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > S.C. Pol T: +31 20 3116122
> > > Systems Administrator F: +31 20 3116200
> > > Compuware Europe B.V. E: koos_pol@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Amsterdam PGP public key available
> > Will you be able to afford your own defense lawyer when Sun
> > or Corel sends a lawyer after you because you 'borrowed'
> > something that was in their 'propriatary' product, even
> > though it was GPL'd before?
> > JLK
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