GNU GPL and Open Source Definition

bruce at bruce at
Wed Apr 28 16:28:25 UTC 1999

Yes, I agree with your point regarding the TIGER CDs. They were in the public
domain, but until I put them up on my FTP site, they may not really have been
Open Source simply becuase they were not available without an odious
distribution fee - even getting them on 5 CD-Writables cost $100 in handling
fees. Practice does indeed matter as much as licensing.

My DSL is no longer saturated (in fact nobody is downloading this morning)
but that 768K bit per second wire ran flat-out for three weeks.


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