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Re: GNU License, Again


From: mike3
Subject: Re: GNU License, Again
Date: 25 May 2007 15:22:39 -0700
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On May 24, 1:39 pm, mike3 <address@hidden> wrote:
> On May 22, 6:35 am, address@hidden(none) (Byron Jeff) wrote:
<snip>
> > The GPL is viral. The viral nature of it is the same reason that
> > networks need virus scanners, firewalls, and encryption. It's not for
> > the majority of folks who want to play fair. It's for the small core of
> > folks who will exploit every possible loophole for their own selfish
> > benefit.
>
> I'd be wondering then what your opinion would be on the morality
> releasing 100% original software under a much looser "proprietary"
> license than, say, Microsoft's, and with _no_DRM, spywares,
> "Trusted Computing" codes, etc. This question is not about combining
> GPL stuff, this is a question about a philosophy and code of morals.
> You said the majority of folks want to play fair -- does this include
> most software companies as well, even if they do not make GPL
> software? I, for one, do not have much greed.
>

Any response to this point yet?



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