You mean the only people who have been caught. Just because there isn't a cop gunning doesn't make going 15 mph over the speed limit legal either.GPL has existed for over 20 years and the only lawsuits brought against offenders have been those who have distributed GPL-licenced _binary_ code without providing the source code.
Novell and Panasas serve as big gaping holes in your silly conspiracy theory.
What you call the "real open source community" is hostile to anyone and anything not ascribing to GPL, even if it is also open source.
Ever give away any of your old stuff and say, "Well, it has to be used this way and that way" ... that's the kind freedom GPL offers. You can have my old shorts as long as you wear it with a black or blue shirt and they must be the same brand.
Obviously very few GPL violations actually leads to a lawsuit, just like very few legal violations actually end up being penalized.
But since you are legally bound to supply source code when distributing binaries containing GPL licenced code, you as a rights-holder has the option of suing should someone use your GPL licenced code without complying with the licence.
It's conceivable that some SaaS deployments could end up with copyright snags, if you're serving more than just a pure API. For example, a GUI might contain copyrighted elements, and if you served it as an HTML5 interface or something superficially similar (X/RFB/RDP), you could theoretically run afoul of copyright (via "broadcast" if nothing else). I'd think that would be an edge case, though, and I've never heard of it actually happening (and it seems like the press would make a big deal out of it considering the current hype about "cloud computing" and SaaS).
Awwww, madtrolls are mad that Netflix choosed FreeBSD instead of Linux for servers ... awwwwwww ♥
My theory is MS does everything to make Linux weaker - Novell pact, Xapian and their mono and moonlight, secure boot. Netflix has very close relation with MS, so they chose MS friendly and anti-Linux FreeBSD.Novell and Panasas serve as big gaping holes in your silly conspiracy theory.
BSD community have nothing to Linux and GNU. People should realize only Linux and GNU are the right way. BSD licensed products just makes Community weaker. It's Linux and GNU that's the essence of Open Source and they're fighting against monopoly. On opposite - BSD just serves them.What you call the "real open source community" is hostile to anyone and anything not ascribing to GPL, even if it is also open source.
That's the kind of Freedom stupid folks don't understand. It's not about the code being 'whore', so you can do what you want with it. It's about Freedom to use, modify, protect your software and what's the most important - compete. BSD is a 'whore' license while GPL is a 'virgin' one.Ever give away any of your old stuff and say, "Well, it has to be used this way and that way" ... that's the kind freedom GPL offers. You can have my old shorts as long as you wear it with a black or blue shirt and they must be the same brand.