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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Gitlab and Gitorious (was Re: support me)

From: rysiek
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Gitlab and Gitorious (was Re: support me)
Date: Sun, 08 Mar 2015 21:33:27 +0100
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Dnia niedziela, 8 marca 2015 10:29:33 Will Hill pisze:
> Copyright is a obsolete restriction that software owners have stretched
> enormously to control computers and their users.

Now we must not forget that there would be no copyleft without copyright. It's 
easy to disavow copyright completely, but it would be counter-productive as 
far as copyleft is concerned, because...

> Copyleft removes those restrictions from users by granting them the four
> software freedoms.

...because copyleft does *much more* than remove the restrictions. It actively 
works *against* those restrictions, hacks the copyright system to grant the 
users *more freedoms* than what they would have in a world without copyright 
(and copyleft).

Let's not forget that.

> It is not a restriction on people, it is a restriction on publishers who
> would deny people their software freedom.  The "downside" of that is
> equivalent to the downsides of laws against slavery.


Michał "rysiek" Woźniak

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