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Re: GPL and other licences


From: Stefaan A Eeckels
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 21:27:38 +0100

On Thu, 02 Feb 2006 18:43:43 +0100
"Alfred M\. Szmidt" <address@hidden> wrote:

> In this case, it seems that I and the FSF disagree.  Prohibiting staff
> from distributing free software is the same as a NDA, in my opinion.

No, it is circumscribing what they can do as agents of the company,
with the property of the company. One very important issue is limiting
liability. Whereas there would be few issues with distributing copies
of unmodified free software, any modifications commissioned by the
company could engage its liability. 

> And I think it is a weird stance from the FSF to support such
> practises.

There happens to be solid realism in most of the FSF stances. 

-- 
Stefaan
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and meaningful statements lose precision. -- Lotfi Zadeh 


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