[openip] Re: GNU License for Hardware

Justin Wells jread at semiotek.com
Sat Oct 16 07:29:58 UTC 1999

On Fri, Oct 15, 1999 at 09:33:11PM -0700, David Johnson wrote:

> On Fri, 15 Oct 1999, Bruce Perens wrote:
> > It makes sense that the end-user in general would prefer a "do anything
> > you want" license.  The important point is that the _author_ often
> > doesn't prefer this license ...
> If Open Source is going to be used extensively by commercial
> concerns, then the needs of the consumer must be taken into
> account.

No, it doesn't seem to matter. Linux has made significant inroads into
commercial concerns, and it does not have a "do anything you want" license. 

I think developers care a lot more about software licenses than the average
consumer. Consumers only care about quality, reliability, and price.


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