17 April 2000
They have an ask slashdot story on slashdot at the moment that seems to be asking the question:
There is some GPL'd code I really like and want to use in my proprietary application. I know that the GPL says that I should GPL my software if I want to use the code, but do I really have to? How about if I put it in a DLL? *
The comments range from incorrect opinions and suggestions about how to get round the GPL to sensible messages from people such as Bruce Perens. Slashdot is definitely not what it once was (both that a story like this would even be on the front page, and the comments people posted).
I wonder how that peer press idea is comming along. It has the potential to provide a good news service and make sure crud like that doesn't get propagated.