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Are you saying that he was wrong to advocate that Ogg Vorbis was released under a permissive BSD-like license to increase marketshare as opposed to other patent laden and closed standards like MPEG, do you think he was wrong in that regard?
Perhaps you don't understand him because he has a brain and you do not. :)
*Its never been decided in court, until it is, companies will worry.
Its really cute and...endearing that you and a few others are GPL purists and idealists, and I'm not saying idealism is bad-- I'm an idealist in some things as well, but....welcome to the real world CthuIhux, welcome to reality. Closed source software is gonna exist, proprietary extensions are gonna exist. May as well just accept it and make the most of it. GPL software is useless if no one wants to use it.