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FYI: UnitedLinux "certified binaries" will not to be freely available

I am pretty unhappy with United Linux, and the next time I write software
I am going to make sure they can't do with my software what they've just
tried to do with Linux & GPL'd sofware.

I'd rather linux remain 'minor league' then to become what they're trying
to  make it. If they want software that they can do whatever they want
with, commercially, then they should just go grab BSD code and run with
it. That's what it's for.

On Mon, 24 Jun 2002, John Abreau wrote:

> Ransom Love of Caldera writes:
> > limited distribution.  The source code for the server will be made
> > freely available for all in compliance with all of the Open Source
> > licenses.
> Maybe it's just me, but I get the impression Ransom sees GPL compliance
> as a "necessary evil" for using GPL'ed software, rather than a positive
> component of the development model. That suggests to me that he really
> doesn't understand how our community works, and reinforces my concerns
> about the whole UnitedLinux effort.
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