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Re: The sad decline of copyleft software licenses? :(

From: Marinus Savoritias
Subject: Re: The sad decline of copyleft software licenses? :(
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:13:01 +0200

A permissive license absolutely hurts the user. Any company or bad actor can just take the project, re license it and close source it.

That takes away user freedom. If anybody and any company can just close source the work that is not freedom.

If it is the same freedom let's delete GPL go to MIT and call it a day.

Marinus Savoritias

On 9/22/20 11:28 PM, Jean Louis wrote:
* Marinus Savoritias <> [2020-09-22 22:26]:
I 100% completely agree with that.
And personally the question I get is that:
Why is FSF promotes and/or approves of non-copyleft if all it does is harm
the user?

Please see here the stance of GNU:

If it is free software it is good. If it is copyleft, is better. That
is simple to understand.

I do not see how free software licenses harm the user. If you use
exclusively free software, a permissive free software license will not
harm an user.


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