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Re: GNU License, Again


From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GNU License, Again
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 15:14:54 -0500
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mike3 writes:
> So, it's to create *more* free code, right?

Yes.

The FSF position is controversial.  In my (nonlawyer's) opinion it would
not stand up in court.  However, the authors of GPL software are _giving_
you the right to use their code under the terms of the GPL.  They don't
have to do this.  They could make it available (if at all) only under the
default copyright terms,  Why not comply with their wishes?  Why all this
effort to evade the obvious spirit of the license?  If you don't like the
terms why not write your own or get what you need elsewhere?
-- 
John Hasler 
address@hidden
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA


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