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  • #16
    He's right though, the CLA is pretty much irrelevant, it's a non-issue that people who don't understand how the GPL works like to make a huge deal about. The CLA doesn't matter, Canonical cannot close down existing GPL code, they can relicense their CLA:d code - or even dual-license it - but the code already released as GPL will stay GPL. Furthermore, dual-licensing, ie. releasing as GPL and selling a GPL-free version for businesses that want to use the code with proprietary code is an entirely acceptable method of monetizing GPL code, even FSF and Stallman himself have said so.

    There are much better reasons for being against Mir than CLA. Like the fact that it's a crappy, cheap imitation of Wayland, causes fragmentation of the graphics stack, is controlled by one company instead of having an ecosystem of developers around it and doesn't do anything that Wayland can't do.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by daniels View Post
      The FSF doesn't sell more permissive licenses to community-contributed, otherwise-GPL-licensed, software, for its own profit.
      Yeah, and all open source developers work for free... Oh wait....

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      • #18
        Originally posted by dee. View Post
        He's right though, the CLA is pretty much irrelevant, it's a non-issue that people who don't understand how the GPL works like to make a huge deal about. The CLA doesn't matter, Canonical cannot close down existing GPL code, they can relicense their CLA:d code - or even dual-license it - but the code already released as GPL will stay GPL. Furthermore, dual-licensing, ie. releasing as GPL and selling a GPL-free version for businesses that want to use the code with proprietary code is an entirely acceptable method of monetizing GPL code, even FSF and Stallman himself have said so.

        There are much better reasons for being against Mir than CLA. Like the fact that it's a crappy, cheap imitation of Wayland, causes fragmentation of the graphics stack, is controlled by one company instead of having an ecosystem of developers around it and doesn't do anything that Wayland can't do.
        It's worse for mobile code like this, because the various phone/embedded manufacturers are traditionally allergic to GPL3 code. Meaning that none of their competitors will be able to use Mir on phones of their own - i assume Canonical is telling manufacturers that their code is all proprietary, which they can do since they have the CLA.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by dee. View Post
          it's a crappy, cheap imitation
          Crappy and cheap how?
          is controlled by one company
          Wayland is mostly controlled by Red Hat / Intel.
          an ecosystem of developers around it
          "Linux ecosystem" is a bunch of losers that have miserably failed to achieve any sort of public acceptance. Even Google had to depart from "ecosystem" to make Android a success.
          and doesn't do anything that Wayland can't do.
          Wayland has been around since 2008 and has not achieved maturity yet. Mir is a lot younger so cut them some slack.

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          • #20
            Mir reminds me on the "Android X server".

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