Is Linus probably presupposing that the 'users' of free software may not transform
into ethical beings ('sharks with lasers')? There are recent findings that 15 odd
(even less) people, in most of the free software projects, do some 80% of the actual
development work as 'core developers' - not strictly Eric Raymond's huge
bazaar. What is not known is the real reason behind his 'fairness' concern?
Philosophers like Nagarjuna are better equipped to analyse these issues...
For us, how different are things going to be, if we continue to get free software in
combination of GPL2 and GPL3? In any case if there are huge stumbling blocks - a fork can
always be invoked - if we have the requisite talent of 15 odd core developers and the
persuasive skill of the 1 or 2 'maintainers'?
Despite knowing that RMS rejects religions - yet is not averse to accepting few from any
of them - why does Linus raise 'crusader' and 'GOD' metaphor?
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