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GPL preferred here ? was Re: [Fsfe-uk] Low cost computing for small bu

From: Simon Waters
Subject: GPL preferred here ? was Re: [Fsfe-uk] Low cost computing for small business - Comments wanted
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 02:00:59 +0100

MJ Ray wrote:
> Philip Hands <address@hidden> wrote:
> > That is too restrictive --- you should say "Free Software" and probably
> > use the Debian Free Software Guidelines:
> Why not use the Free Software Definition from FSF?  Oooh, look: how many
> angels can we get on the head of that pin?  ;-)

I'm not a licensing guru, but the government software track got
me thinking.

I thought perhaps a licence where companies can incorporate the
free software into non-free products would be more appropriate
politically, but RMS is right, this just means the free would
always compete with refined versions of itself.

Should the AFFS prefer GPL style licences ? 

Whilst in some senses all software that meets the FSF conditions
is equally free, it is not all equal in terms of how it
encourages the spread of free software.

For these reasons I think we should.

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