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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Good points, but every time the author mentions the GPL, he says something about it being against capitalism. It's not, and never has been. Eric Raymond, the free-market libertarian, was using the GPL a long time ago. Free-software/open-source folks aren't commies. At least, not all of us. :)

    In fact, I like the GPL. I'm a laissez-faire capitalist. I believe in strong property rights and weak intellectual property rights (because IP is sort of an artificially created construct, an artifact of government control).

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • I should have been clearer -- it's an interesting article, but imposing a monolithic view of why people (or companies) create opensource/free software will either be too general to mean anything or wrong. However, it is IMO leading down the right path to a productive way for companies to view opensource: as a business decision to further the central goals and strategies -- it's just another tool. The dichotomy of opensource/capitalist is BS in the real world.
      • "Me too" to everything you said.

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers