Publicly Funded Research: Tell Us Your Opinion
Subject:   Truly free licensing, not GPL
Date:   2002-01-16 08:10:37
From:   brettglass
Code developed with taxpayer dollars should be licensed under truly free licenses -- such as the MIT X license or the BSD License -- and not the GPL. To do otherwise would deprive taxpayers -- who paid for the original research -- of the opportunity to benefit from building upon the results of that research. We must prevent the GPL from "infecting" the fruits of research and thereby destroying incentives for others to take it further.

--Brett Glass