GCJ 4 article, GPL and communities

LWN has now freely published the GCJ 4 article. The intensity of the comments is a bit surprizing.

Been talking a lot about licenses, communities, bridges and compromises. In Boston last year Dalibor and I had a little workshop around that same issue. The discussion slides ”The Free Software Community, the GPL, Compromising, Trust and Control” are now online as html since I hope it explains why the GPL grows such good communities. It doesn’t clearly explain when to make compromises like we did for GNU Classpath. It was a really short presentation since we wanted to have a lot of discussion. The GPL paper by David Wheeler has some numbers to put it all in context.