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SubjectRe: GPL V3 and Linux - Dead Copyright Holders
Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 06:54:47PM +0100, Pierre Ossman wrote:
>> Then I have to ask, why GPL and not a BSD license? GPL is after all,
>> forcing our beliefs onto anyone who wishes to benefit from our work.
> The GPL enforced the view on free software, the BSD license does not.
> The BSD license lets you do whatever you want pretty much.

I am aware of the difference between GPL and BSD. My point was that if
Linus feels that we should not enforce our rules on others then why does
he prefer a license that does just that? If people will come around just
by seeing how well the community works then BSD should be sufficient, or
even public domain.

I don't share this view, which is why I like the DRM ideas in GPLv3
which close something I see as a loophole in GPLv2.


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