Subject: Re: forking the list considered harmful (was Re: free software vs. open source)
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 23:04:14 -0500 (EST)

Bruce Perens writes:
 > From: "Tim O'Reilly" <>
 > > it would be nice to have a less partisan tone from the GPL side of the house.
 > You've can't be serious, Tim! Are you really unable to see partisanship on
 > the other side? I sure can, and I've seen you in the middle of it before.

It's just that this isn't the place for it.  Bob Y. and then Stephen
T. have the right of it.  Here, "free" means that you give up licenses
as a source of revenue.  Even a GPL-using company could be non-free by 
that definition (e.g. by concurrent licensing).

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