Subject: Re: Eric Raymond talks about GPL and BSD licenses
To: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <>
From: Andy Ruhl <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 06/08/2005 16:50:50
On 6/8/05, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <> wrote:
> On Wednesday,  8 June 2005 at 11:37:33 +0100, bruno wrote:
> > Saw this at
> >
> > Full English text at
> >
> >
> > "Basically, we don't need GPL. It's based on the belief that open sourc=
> > software is weak and needs to be protected. With it, we continue
> > injuring ourselves, cutting ourselves from the economic benefits of BSD
> > license"
> >
> > Seems like the age of innocence is over for him :)
> Or for the rest of you.
> esr has in fact been favourable towards BSD for well over a decade.
> Until Linux came along, he had intended to use BSD (probably BSD/OS)
> as his main system.  That changed, of course, but in 1999 he quoted

According to that same website, M.K. McKusick heard Linus say
basically the same thing.

Wonder what the world would look like if that had happened?

Maybe the FSF would finally be done with Mach and the movement would
be even farther behind the times than it is now? Har.