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[dvd-discuss] OT: GPL, etc.
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- Subject: [dvd-discuss] OT: GPL, etc.
- From: Noah silva <nsilva(at)atari-source.com>
- Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 08:59:31 -0400 (EDT)
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He he, no I don't want to start or participate in any flame war, about
GPL, RMS, or anything else. As a practical matter, GPL works well for
preventing things like "Microsoft Kerberos", and maybe it is restricting
for a good reason, but restricting is restricting. If I have something
sitting on my desk, and I can do less with it (f.e. copyright it as mine,
whatever), then there is less freedom. Personally, I think allowing
commercial versions of free software (Ala Netscape, StarOffice) can be a
good idea, so long as there is -some- protection against
incompatibility. SISSL is a little more flexible than GPL in this regard.
But as a technical matter, even BSD is more restrictive (and less
"Free") than public domain, because it places additional requirements
above and beyond public domain.
-- noah silva
On Tue, 8 Jul 2003, D. C. Sessions wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 July 2003 17:08, John Zulauf wrote:
> # Quick, someone invoke "Nazis" and end this religious-war-thread. If you
> # don't I might have to start quoting either RMS or Brett Glass --
> # whomever will annoy the most pro (or anti) GPL zealots.