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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Front page to wiki now modifiable again

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Front page to wiki now modifiable again
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 15:21:20 -0800 (PST)

    > From: Matthieu Moy <address@hidden>

    > > I also like my code to be used only in free software.

    > Then why not the LGPL ? 

Because the LGPL does not guarantee that.  It's purpose is to
guarantee that that _isn't_ so.

    > See   for  example   :  tla   can't  use   OpenSSL,  because   of  GPL
    > incompatibility. Is  this really the definition of  "freedom"? Would I
    > loose my freedom by using a secure protocol to access my archive[1]? 

    > Can a licence  that forbids you to use some free  software in your own
    > software be considered as free?

Unfortunately, the external consideration of the way that the laws
work mean that there can exist categories of free software which can
not be combined in certain ways.   That is why I advice people
choosing a free software license to "keep it simple" and specify v2+.


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