Linus Torvalds VS Richard Stallman

Computing Newsroom

Σε σημερινή συνέντευξη του ο Richard Stallman μιλάει για το παρελθόν και τις επιρροές. Εξηγεί τις διαφορές μεταξύ free software και open source λέγοντας ότι "Free software is a political movement; open source is a development model". Αν αυτή η δήλωση δεν ήταν αρκετά προκλητική για να διαβάσετε την συνέντευξη τότε θα πρέπει να ρίξετε μια ματιά στο εξής: "The fact that Torvalds says "open source" instead of "free software" shows where he is coming from. I wrote the GNU GPL to defend freedom for all users of all versions of a program. I developed version 3 to do that job better and protect against new threats. Torvalds says he rejects this goal; that's probably why he doesn't appreciate GPL version 3. I respect his right to express his views, even though I think they are foolish. However, if you don't want to lose your freedom, you had better not follow him." [via]

Linus trademarks Linux

Computing Τεχνολογία

MORE THAN 90 Australian companies have been asked to pay a licence fee for Linux software in a move apparently backed by the software’s eminence grise, Linus Torvalds. Letters demanding US$5000 for use of the Linux name were originally dismissed as a hoax. But according to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Open Sauce king is dead serious. Jon 'Maddog' Hall, the executive director of Linux International in the US, said that a community organisation called Linux Australia had been nominated to handle the trademark issue and had sent out the letters. [...] Δεν ξέρουμε αν είναι αλήθεια ή όχι (οι επόμενες ώρες θα είναι δραματικές lol) αλλά αν μπορούσαμε να σχολιάσουμε θα λέγαμε ότι η κίνηση του Linus φαίνεται λογική. Το ποσό δεν είναι μεγάλο για κάποια εταιρεία που σέβεται τον εαυτό της - ακόμα και startup. Εν αναμονή λοιπόν... :-|


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