find myself wondering today why more large businesses aren't willing to admit they use opensource software. when i worked at ACS it was always so hush-hush that we had this monstrous postgres database. furthermore, we were using linux.
i've said a few times that i don't really like linux. this is still true. however, i don't think it's right for companies to be using it as heavily as they are without giving some credit to the movement.
so i'm thinking maybe it would be nice if there were some anonymous submission archive where employees of said companies could contribute anonymous anecdotes about how such and such software was used.
seems to me that the gpl says if you distribute software with gpl components, you have to provide the source, and the same rights you were given under the gpl. but there's no component that says you have to be truthful about using it, and if you're not distributing the software, you aren't compelled to make it available. on the other hand, there's no body of researchers out there trying to determine whether anyone is using gpl software either. or is there?
this leads me to believe that a license with such a stipulation might not be such a bad thing. of course, licenses are one of the jihads among programmer folk, so i'm sure somebody has a counter-opinion.