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11.06.12

Bruce Perens Accuses Black Duck of B.S. on GPL

Posted in GPL, Microsoft, OIN at 6:10 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The goals of Black Duck are doubted by former Debian Leader and key OSI man

Bruce Perens, a key person in the FOSS movement, previously named OpenLogic negatively for their founder and manager from Microsoft.

Well, Black Duck is a similar story. It has strong Microsoft connections. It does not like the GPL, either. So who benefits from this if not Microsoft and perhaps some other proprietary software (and pro-patents) companies like Black Duck itself?

“I think it’s 100% B.S. And it appears to me that it’s driven by Black Duck and it really is time that someone called them upon it. ”
      –Bruce Perens
Perens was asked the following question some days ago: “What is your reaction to the frequent stories in various media about people migrating away from the GPL ”

Perens replied: “I think it’s 100% B.S. And it appears to me that it’s driven by Black Duck and it really is time that someone called them upon it. I think the stories get them publicity, and maybe they are appealing to a prospective customer base who are indeed nervous about the GPL. But the trend they portray isn’t a real one.”

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  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    November 7, 2012 at 1:58 am

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    Techrights has consistently called out Black Duck on its M$ BS. http://techrights.org/wiki/index.php/Black_Duck
    Techrights is a good starting point for discussion. That should be pointed out to Bruce and others.

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