Saturday, July 07, 2007

The GPL Monkey Trap

This inspiraton arose from a couple of articles on Groklaw

The first is a transcript of a lecture by Eben Moglen on the future effects of GPLv3 (the end of monopolies?)

The second is about a certain Redmond company starting to get a clue about what the consequences of a particular licensing agreement they've got themselves into. Not happy!

But what can they do? Follow a cartoon's advice?

[Update: I like punchlines with delayed action fuses, but there's a fine line between subtletly and opacity. In this case, the image is a little too lo-res to show the label on the bottle clearly. So, at the risk of explaining a joke, I will simply state that it reads 'GPLv3 (contains monopoly)']


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