[Ma-linux] Oracle-SUN merger : FOSS angle
gkwms at gwyn.tux.org
Tue Aug 30 09:26:58 EDT 2011
Isn't open source owned by the community?
If truely GPL then it can't be "owned"?
I thought that was the argument for all the companies
going under and putting their software out in the wild...
for x employees to continue working on it,
and lost lose all the efforts/ dreams/ tech skill/
special sauce/ etc...
On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 08:48:09AM -0400, Przemek Klosowski wrote:
> Apparently US lobbied EU antitrust authority to approve the merger, and
> the FOSS issue was one of important considerations:
> I don't quite understand how the FOSS issue weights on this---is it
> because OpenOffice? MySQL? Funny how Oracle owns two of the crown jewels
> of the FOSS.
> Also, what do they mean by 'subtle and complex counterarguments'?
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