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Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters

From: Martin Dickopp
Subject: Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters
Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 10:44:18 +0200
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Michael Elizabeth Chastain <> writes:

> The FSF's rationale for having a license at all (as opposed to public
> domain) is that the use of the GPL will encourage the production of
> more software by people who like to see a world of Free Software.

Nope, that's the rationale for not choosing a BSD-style license.  The
rationale for not putting the works into the public domain is that that
would make them unusable in many parts of the world, where the law
doesn't allow it to explicitly put works into the public domain.


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