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Re: GNU License, Again


From: mike3
Subject: Re: GNU License, Again
Date: 23 May 2007 18:27:28 -0700
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On May 22, 3:00 pm, "Alfred M. Szmidt" <address@hidden> wrote:
>    > So, it's to create *more* free code, right?
>
>    Yes.
>
> It doesn't create anything, nobody is forced to release their work
> under the GPL.  It only sees that software that is free, remains so.
>

So then what do you call agreeing to release all the original
code, then, not just the GPL code? Isn't that adding more code
to the repository of free code, e.g. "creating" more free code?

>    They could make it available (if at all) only under the
>    default copyright terms,  
>
> They could, but that would be immoral and unethical.

I disagree to some extent.



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