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SubjectRe: GPL V3 and Linux
On Sat, 21 Jan 2006, Alexander Shishckin wrote:
> On 1/21/06, Chase Venters <chase.venters@clientec.com> wrote:
> > On Friday 20 January 2006 20:27, Alexander Shishckin wrote:
> > > GPLv3 tends to get on top of the most braindead things ever known to
> > > software development. It is, in fact, a one-too-many example of how a
> > > person who cannot be seriously considered to be a computer programmer
> > > tries to have his one-too-many revenge on companies which employ real
> > > software developers and produce real world software. Someone should
> > > probably put an end to these miserable efforts.
> >
> > Why does everyone assume that Stallman is out to 'get revenge' on companies?
> > Is his desire for freedom so hard to grasp and believe that all you can do is
> > spin it into silly conspiracies?
> Ain't that obvoius? Every second word that you read in GPLs is either
> 'freedom' or 'share' and the rest of the document has absolutely
> nothing to do with both, just restricting our *freedom* to *share*.

The problem with `just sharing' is that some people are only interested in the
`receiving' part of sharing, so unfortunately you need some extra legal stuff
in the license to make sure everyone plays fair.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds
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