Re: GPL. The freetards licence
"BSD, Apache, MIT licences, etc, to me carry the true spirit of open source."
You're entitled to believe that if you wish. The GPL carries the spirit of Free Software.
"Free to use code to do the hell what you like with, just with attribution, and so what if it's used in closed source commercial code. Open source shouldn't be about restrictions, and that is exactly what GPL is about."
The GPL is all and only about giving the end-users the same rights that everyone else receiving the code gets. You use terms like "freetard" and yet describe your vision for "open source" as precisely what most people regard as "freetard" behaviour: getting stuff for free and doing what you want with it as if you owned it in the first place.
There's a significant news event in all this: despite erroneous claims that the GPL has never been tested in court (news to Skype, I would imagine), Microsoft didn't even try to challenge the GPL and backed down straight away. And this was over code that they knew would be violating the GPL, far removed from the juvenile mindset of Lackner: "Mixing freely availabe code and closed code was always happening" - a "freetard" speaks, indeed. I hope his employer isn't reading.