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Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?


From: Rahul Dhesi
Subject: Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 22:20:33 +0000 (UTC)
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"amicus_curious" <address@hidden> writes:

>I say that the notion of open source in any form would do what you want 
>here.  Say, for example, the MIT License.

>I further say that the GPL does not add anything practically useful to this 
>task....

There is a pretty clear philosphical difference between the MIT License
and the GPL.

In the case of the GPL, the copyright owner does the rough equivalent of
offering a reward to others if they will agree to give something back in
return. That something is to share their changes and their derivative
works etc. with the world.

The MIT license offers a reward to others without requiring them to give
back anything. This is really nice if you wish to benefit from the work
of others but give nothing back.

So amicus_curious, do you wish to benefit from the work of others and
give nothing back in return?
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Rahul
http://rahul.rahul.net/


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