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RE: Proprietary Linux software: A big dilemma for many Linux users
Making the GPL decision isn't easy to do. I made that decision, as a Linux developer, back in 1998. The reason is quite simple. It was to provide as much assistance as possible to the open source community in their attempt to reduce M$ control over our development efforts. The job is not yet completed and will be hindered by closed source Linux developers. I am very willing to "donate" to worthy GPLed projects. But I'm not willing to admit that I use software that someone actually owns. I designed a T-Shirt that says, "Intellectual Property is an Oxymoron. Even the most original ideas are gifts from God".