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

From: Stephen D. Williams (
Date: Thu May 03 2001 - 17:06:17 PDT

Jason Axtell wrote:
> 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

<Sigh>... I've seen it referred to as "GNU Public License" so many
times (do a search...) that I totally forgot that the actual document
does indeed say "GNU General Public License". Even in Version 1.0.

I hate to regret things that I write!


Stephen D. Williams
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