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Re: [fsfc-discuss] New license proposal: DGPL

From: Andrés G. Aragoneses
Subject: Re: [fsfc-discuss] New license proposal: DGPL
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 21:25:43 -0400
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Ben Asselstine wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 9:02 PM, "Andrés G. Aragoneses"
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> So a new license that removes (or reduces) one of the freedoms of free
>> software, but with the aim of extending the free software community,
>> could be done. A one that states that the execution of the program is
>> only allowed when the result of its execution is or helps the creation
>> of free software. This is a similar strategy to the purpose of the AGPL,
>> and I would call it DGPL with the D as in Developer.
> I sincerely doubt the FSF will make a license that reduces freedom and
> promotes the use of proprietary software.

With the lack of the DGPL, currently there may be people using GPL
developer tools creating proprietary software, as well as may have
happened with webserver software before the AGPL existed. So this
license is not advocating the use of prorietary software (the dual
license with the DGPL is just a new possibility that would allow current
proprietary-developments to switch to an opensource license).

> Also, the C in FSFC stands for Canada.  You should try a different
> mailing list to get more of a response.

Sorry, there's no description listed here about your list:


What's your suggestion then?

BTW, why didn't my message get listed in the archives?:




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