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Re: The new apache license, et al.
On Feb 19, 2004, at 12:26 PM, Todd C. Miller wrote:
> I'm going to be blunt here. I think a lot of the license nonsense
> has to do with people with inflated egos wanting to see their names
> up in lights. It seems to have very little to do with what is best
> for the users of the code. Just say no to the cult of personality...
Unfortunately I think you hit the nail on the head. Let me
illustrate with Berners-Lee, who developed the www concept and
initial iterations, while paid a very comfortable salary at CERN,
tax free I might add, and now the same guy, it seems, wishes that
he patented the web so that he would be a lot richer. It is more
than ego, it is greed for more control, more power and more money.