[clug] Interview with Martin Pool

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Tue Apr 6 04:57:48 GMT 2004

On  1 Apr 2004, Tim Potter <tpot at samba.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 10:18:15AM +1000, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> > Ooh, what GPL'ed stuff are Microsoft shipping now? How hypocritical.
> I think it was some tools that come with the services for unix
> product.

There are also some HPC toolkits that are GPLd.

> Yeah it is a bit hypocritical isn't it?  The GPL is a cancer I tell
> you!

It is a bit.  Sometimes apparent hypocrisy can be a sign of having
doubts about your convictions, leading to eventually a better
understanding.  (But it sounds a bit unlikely when I put it like that,
doesn't it?)

   Recovering from current external perceptions of Microsoft as a
   paranoid, untrustworthy, greedy, petty, and politically inept
   organization will take years.
                   -- Dave Stutz, Microsoft

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