GPL the Ultimate Capitalist’s Tool….

Interesting thread over at Java Posse about the irony of how the GPL has somehow been co-opted by SpringSource to achieve their business objectives.

This should come as no surprise to anyone that’s familiar with the FSF and the GPL. They’ve never been against capitalism (in spite of some people’s view of Richard Stallman). Eben Moglen frequently speaks about how to use the GPL to a avoid becoming your competitor’s lunch.


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