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ESR: "We Don't Need the GPL Anymore" (3 tags)
During a recent Brazilian conference on free and open source software, hacker, writer, and speaker Eric Raymond stated that open source would see more rapid success if the GPL didn't make people nervous. Federico Biancuzzi recently interviewed ESR to gain more context for the statement and to explore these views more fully.

Open Source Licenses Are Not All the Same (2 tags)
As open source and the Internet continue to grow in popularity, more and more users and developers come into contact with open source code. Though the various licenses increase user rights somehow, they all do it in different ways and with different goals. Steve Fishman categorizes several popular licenses and explains their implications.