juridical Question on software and GPL

Jeroen Dekkers jeroen at dekkers.cx
Sat Mar 27 20:28:23 UTC 2004

On Sat, Mar 27, 2004 at 12:49:18PM +0100, Moritz Sinn wrote:
> the reason why red hat is so successfull is that they don't pay for
> the capital on base of which they earn money: software. you can say they exploit the free software
> programmers. so they get software for free out of which they can win
> surplus value. but this is based on a very small idealistic community of
> free software programmers who also have to live and earn money and thus
> will never be able to really overthrow the big business.

This is totally bullshit.

Red Hat is not exploiting te community.  Red Hat is one of the biggest
contributers to the projects forming the core of GNU/Linux operating
system, that is to linux, glibc, gcc, binutils and more.  Other than
that, every piece of software Red Hat has created is released under a
Free Software license as far as I know.

P.S. Can you please start sentences with a capitial letter?
Jeroen Dekkers
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