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Re: Mathworks-hosted GPL'd software

From: Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
Subject: Re: Mathworks-hosted GPL'd software
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 08:53:41 -0600

On 19 February 2010 08:27, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:
>    %Copyleft: Won Y. Yang, address@hidden, CAU for academic use only
> Could you explain to him that this is self-contradictory, because
> copyleft is a kind of free license, and "for academic use only" makes
> it non-free?

This is actually sadly very common in academia. Another common
interpretation is to have a "GNU license" and to offer a "commercial
license". :-(

It would take a huge effort to make people understand why
"non-commercial" is also "non-free". There have been many people who
have worked very hard to spread the opposite message.

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