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Re: Git mirrors

From: Vijay Lakshminarayanan
Subject: Re: Git mirrors
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:11:37 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (windows-nt)

"Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:


> If the "Use GNU" policy is to make sense, I think the criterion
> proposed by Vijay Lakshminarayanan should be applied:
>     The reason to support GNU projects over others is that it is the
>     stated goal of GNU that all distributed software should be Free
>     ....  To this end, any software project that shares the same goals
>     will be supported.
> (Note: the omitted text was "and copylefted by law", which AFAIK is a
> non-goal.  Use of copyleft is a means to the goal of software freedom,
> and will be impossible when copyright in software is abolished, which
> AFAIK still is a particular goal in support of software freedom.)

I don't think the FSF wants the elimination of copyright and I didn't
intend that in my earlier post.  My guess is that the FSF would welcome
a law that said all software should be released with a copyleft license.



Gnus should be more complicated.

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