17 April 2000

They have an ask
story on slashdot at the moment that seems to
be asking the question:

There is some GPL’d code I really like and want to use in my
proprietary application. I know that the GPL says that I
should GPL my software if I want to use the code, but do I
really have to? How about if I put it in a DLL?

The comments range from incorrect opinions and
suggestions about how to get round the GPL to sensible
messages from people such as Bruce Perens. Slashdot is
definitely not what it once was (both that a story like this
would even be on the front page, and the comments people

I wonder how that peer press idea is comming along. It
has the potential to provide a good news service and make
sure crud like that doesn’t get propagated.