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Re: Question


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Question
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2017 15:10:21 -0400
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On 9/16/17 11:16 PM, Robert Elz wrote:

> Now to the philosophical ... I agree with the aims of free software, but
> I believe that should be interpreted correctly - that is, if software is
> free, it should impose no restrictions at all upon is recipients, which
> includes hidden "you should reciprocate and make your software free too"

In this case, "correctly" is doing a lot of work. It would be more accurate
to say "it should be interpreted in the same way that I do."

There's nothing wrong with you having your interpretation. Other people,
including the FSF, have a definition that is, in their view, more user-
centric (by which I mean they consider freedoms you, as a user of GNU
software, have to pass onto your users).

Chet
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