Linux at 25 [lawyers involvement]
jwsmail at jwsss.com
Thu Sep 15 00:33:39 CDT 2016
On 9/14/2016 6:40 PM, Ian S. King wrote:
> >And technology is always better when the lawyers get involved, right?
Linux went a long time with no lawsuits that were legally precedent
setting. I thought it interesting that the busybox folks were the first
ones to raise a fuss. There has always been a tension with the intent
of the GPL to force open source and the ways to legally protect works,
so the lawyers, etc., are there, since there are lots of people wanting
to take advantage.
Point about Busybox is that I don't know if anyone else has ever, or is
now watching with an intent to litigate.
People are entitled to ask for their work whatever they like, or do the
BSD thing and let it essentially go (or Apache, don't know whichever is
the "free take" license). Usually disputes arise.
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