GPL violation by GT Solutions

GT Solutions is a company from Malaga (Spain) that sponsorized the Open Source World Conference Malaga 2008 and presented EuroGes, a business administration solution, that they claim to be under GPL, but it is a fake.

In their downloads page there are only binary packages and, when someone asked them for the sources, they wanted to be paid to provide them. As far as I know from that license, a GPLed product can be selled, at least in binary, but getting the sources should not add cost to the software. If they let people get the GPLed software for free (as free beer) its sources must be free too.

12:00 | Comments | Free Software

Spanish Computer Engineering is becoming Nothing

The government of my country has decided that Computer Engineers are useless because computing is a cross discipline and all the other careers should adopt it so it has removed Computer Engineering from the official degrees of Spain.

This issue is going to bring big consecuencies to the professionals that currently own a degree because they will never be recognized as "computing professionals" and everyone can be contracted for do that. Also, a frustration comes to my head when I think a future without a common and centralized degree of Computer Science... Spain is going to be a brain importation country.

09:15 | Comments | Thoughts
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