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

From: Ali Reza Hayati
Subject: Re: The sad decline of copyleft software licenses? :(
Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 12:51:18 +0000

What you say is not about whether free software is about justice or not.

As I mentioned before, software freedom is a matter of justice. Just read my 
previous email and check the sources on FSF and GNU websites.

On October 1, 2020 12:27:50 PM UTC, Jean Louis <> wrote:
>* Marinus Savoritias <> [2020-10-01 12:09]:
>> That sounds very priviledged to me.
>> Today people are losing access to their software and they lose access to
>> banking, democracy, free speech among others.
>> 20 years ago it may have been sharing. Today though Free Software is about
>> equality, democracy, economic independence among just a few.
>> It is very much about justice.
>Free software is not there to impose harsh justice on the GPL
>When Stallman was speaking about justice at the time of begin of free
>software movement, he was speaking about injustice caused by
>proprietary programs in the world, he wanted to create new free
>software that will be just, contrary to what was already established
>as injustice.
>Please read here:
>and here:
>Our primary goal in GPL enforcement is to bring about GPL
>compliance. Copyleft's overarching policy goal is to make respect of
>users' freedoms the norm. The
>Legal action is a last resort. Compliance actions are primarily
>education and assistance processes to aid those who are not following
>the license. Most GPL violations occur by mistake, without ill
>will. Copyleft enforcement should assist these distributors to become
>helpful participants in the free software projects on which they
>rely. Occasionally, violations are intentional or the result of severe
>negligence, and there is no duty to be empathetic in those cases. Even
>then, a lawsuit is a last resort; mutually agreed terms that fix (or
>at least cease) further distribution and address damage already done
>are much better than a battle in court.

Ali Reza Hayati /
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