RE: [NYT] Microsoft Is Set to Be Top Foe of Free Code

From: Jason Axtell (
Date: Thu May 03 2001 - 15:34:28 PDT

Stephen D. Williams said:

> (They say 'General Public License' for 'G.P.L.'. How sloppy. There's
> only about 50 million copies of the actual license out there. I count
> at least 942 copies on my main Linux server.)

Did I miss something here? GPL *does* stand for General Public License. NYT
should have mentioned Gnu, but otherwise they got it right. GPL homepage:

> This should get interesting and will likely, eventually,
> backfire on MS.

Hopefully it will. Consumers are sheep, though, so I'm not confident.

Jason Axtell

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