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Re: license issue: calling a GPLv2 library

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: license issue: calling a GPLv2 library
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 13:48:16 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> Wei Mingzhi wrote:
> [... respect freedom ...]
> Possession of property is a mark of the free man.

Wrong.  It is the mark of a full citizen.  Property is defined by
laws.  Without the provision of the government, there is no such thing
as "possession" independent from the individual's ability to hold onto
what he considers his property.

> And intellectual property is property. Person's freedom is
> diminished rather than enlarged by limiting his right to sell his
> property in exchange for money (i.e. at a positive price, not "no
> charge").

The GPL does not hinder anybody to "sell his property".  It just keeps
him from licensing the property of others under terms and in contexts
that they don't approve.

If you don't want that, don't use the GPLed software.  Respect the
property of people that choose to license it under the GPL.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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