"GPL designed so people receive value of GPL-copyrighted works in return their own contributions" says Linus

Note: This article has been moved over from my previous blog for historical purposes

Linus torwald recently penned (err.. make that keyed) in his reply to the open letter written by Darl McBride (CEO, SCO Group) on SCOs website arguing that linux hackers were threatening to undermine copyright protections provided by US and European laws.

Several voices (Matt Hines, Robert McMillan, Robyn Weisman, etc) have already come up again stating various opinions about the affair. SCO may have gained it a investment of $50 million to,  but as Tom Tulli puts it "The Constitution will survive this dispute. The big question is whether as much can be said for SCO Group investors."