July 16, 2001
Free software: The right to be a charitable community
Author: JT Smith
From commentary at VarLinux.org: "While Microsoft debates the issues surrounding the GPL from a monopolists perspective, an important point seems to be missing completely from the entire argument. Though laughable to those of us involved in the Open Source community, Microsoft's anti-GPL arguments are dangerous because they seem digestable to corporate America." That could depend upon where you're standing; IBM seems to be getting an awful lot of bang for its billion bucks into Linux campaign.