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Re: GNU licenses

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 12:55:50 +0200 (CEST)

Again, please stop confysing GNU projects with programs licensed under
the GNU GPL.

   Freedom's OK, but I think there's also such a thing as "getting
   carried away with it". True freedom means that one shouldn't be
   told what to do with their own original stuff.

It is no longer your own original stuff if it is a deriviate work.

   That sounds like a "price". It seems they've been saying that if
   you use even one line of GNU code in your program then you are
   required by the license to release your entire original program as
   GNU, not just that one line. Ie. you "pay" for using the code with
   the rights you previously had to your original work.

It is no longer an original work if it is a deriviate work.  What you
"pay" is that you respect users rights to run, study, redistribute and
improve software.  Rights that all users must have, you nor anyone
else has the right to tell someone that they cannot do these things.
By wanting to make your software non-free, you try and subjugate these
rights, something that is morally and ethically wrong.

This isn't much to ask for is it?  

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