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Originally Posted by RickJS View Post
He PURPOSELY got the definition wrong to influence people who don't know better. I like bill, kinda one of my tech heroes, but I'm suprised at this. =| Besides that, one of the reasons open-source is so popular is because you can improve on it. Its usually free, can be improved upon, free of hidden spyware and all that, I don't see whats bad about open-source.

Kinda sucks to see bill lie to people so badly like that.
Except that as soon as you try to add something to it thats not completely opensource, its not "free" anymore.

Personally I agree with him that the GPL is bad, if someone invents something and make it free to use, but not opensource, you can't incorporate it into a GPL'd item

Best example is Ubuntu's ATI drivers. The drivers are free to use, but not opensource, so Canonical requests that you use the inferior open source drivers, even going so far as to throw a bunch of warnings at you when you try to enable the ATI drivers!

If everything went opensource we would be decades behind in technology since whats the point of spending countless hours developing something if all you get for it is maybe a little mention in the credits?
    
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