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Re: GNU License, Again


From: mike3
Subject: Re: GNU License, Again
Date: 23 May 2007 18:27:54 -0700
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On May 22, 2:14 pm, John Hasler <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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?

I sure could do all of those things. It's just that I'm asking more
about
why the license is the way it is. If I don't want to GPL the code I'm
using it in I'll just look for another option or write my own.

> --
> John Hasler
> address@hidden
> Dancing Horse Hill
> Elmwood, WI USA




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