here’s something to chew on from tim o’reilly’s java one speach:

“There are enormous implications in this shift for the open source and free software community. For example, I’ve tried to get Richard Stallman to realize that the GPL loses its teeth in a world where developers no longer need to distribute software in order for users to make use of it. A hosted web application could be built entirely with GPL’d software, and yet have no requirement that the source code be released, since the application itself is never distributed, and distribution is what triggers the GPL’s source code availability clause.”

lots of other good stuff in there.

[via camworld]

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