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Re: definition of "free" for N-millionth time (false analogies, and pur
Re: definition of "free" for N-millionth time (false analogies, and purposeful misuse.)
Sat, 03 Mar 2001 03:51:11 -0500
> "Steve Mading" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > In comp.os.linux.advocacy email@example.com wrote:
> > : "JD" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > :> You'll often hear about the GPL being free with lots of spin that
> > :> morally justifies it. But no matter what, because of the
> > :> contstraints, it isn't free.
> > : Of course, the GNU sound byte, "Think 'free speech'" is sufficient to
> > : show that describing the GPL as "free" fits common usage of the word,
> > : i.e. something different from "without any constraints."
> > : Nonetheless, there seems to be no end of people who call the rest of us
> > : liars for not using their own, more narrow definition of "free".
> > Actually, if this is the same JD guy I rememeber arguing with months
> > before, his beef isn't with the speech/beer difference of 'free'.
> Actually, it is based upon the lie that it is free. When it was understood
> that is the basis of misunderstanding by me A LONG TIME AGO, and that
> I didn't really care about the GPL itself, the matter became clear.
> Any real negative judgements against GPL are silly AS LONG AS IT ISN"T
> CALLED 'free'.
> You apparently haven't carefully read and absorbed the context of the
> argument. I publically admitted that when the notion of 'free' is seperated
> from the GPL, the GPL becomes YET ANOTHER LICENSE. All is okay then,
> if such lies aren't espoused.
And when a frog has wings, he doesn't bump his butt.
Since neither premise is true, the conclusions are both irrelevant.
The GPL is perfectly legitimate, and probably the best thing that ever
happened to both home and business consumers of software.
For all of Richard Stallman's faults....the development (AND IMPROVEMENT)
of the GPL is as important as Linus's kernel.
Aaron R. Kulkis
Unix Systems Engineer
DNRC Minister of all I survey
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