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Re: The GPL means what you want it to mean


From: Rjack
Subject: Re: The GPL means what you want it to mean
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 16:59:22 -0400
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JEDIDIAH wrote:
On 2009-04-06, Rjack <address@hidden> wrote:
JEDIDIAH wrote:
On 2009-04-06, Rjack <address@hidden> wrote:
Thufir Hawat wrote:
On Sat, 04 Apr 2009 08:07:03 -0400, Rjack wrote:

Thufir Hawat wrote:
On Fri, 03 Apr 2009 12:35:51 -0400, Rjack wrote:

"Free Software" is highly restrictive software and
isn't "free" at all. Permissive licensed open source
code such as BSD licensed programs do not carry any
baggage related to being hauled into federal court by
a band of wild-eyed zealots who practice socialism in
software licensing as a religion.
The logical conclusion of your argument is that the GPL is
 pointless.
The logical conclusion of *my* argument is don't use GPL
licensed code and you won't be hauled into federal court by a
band of wild-eyed zealots who practice socialism in software
licensing as a religion.

And, since the BSD license is toothless, why even bother?
Just license it the same way sqlite is licensed: public
domain. That's the conclusion which can be drawn from your
argument.
The conclusion that can be drawn from *my* argument is that
using permissive licensed open source code such as BSD
licensed programs will prevent someone from being hauled into
federal court by a band of wild-eyed zealots who practice
socialism in software licensing as a religion.
Try the same thing with code from Microsoft, IBM or Sun and see
 what happens.

[deletia]

The "burdens" of GPL software are no different than any other
code that isn't public domain or effectively so.

You're like a houseguest that thinks just because someone has offered you their hospitality that you can start ripping up
their living room floor and carting it off.

GPL license offerers are much more akin to homeowners who are
trying to rip off their invited guests by tempting them to accept
an illegal contract.

Nice self-nuke on your part there...

You either have a legal contract or you are tresspassing.


Only in the mythical land of GNU where many marvelous fantasies
become aq reality to its residents...


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