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Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?

From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?
Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 00:30:19 +0100

Sáb, 2007-05-26 às 12:53 -0700, mike3 escreveu:
> On May 26, 1:32 pm, David Kastrup <> wrote:
> > mike3 <> writes:
> > > So, are any of these right? Did I finally get the drift? Were my
> > > understandings finally corrrect at last?
> >
> > No.  The problem is that the GPLed program is licensed to you under
> > conditions.  If you don't heed the conditions, you don't gain the
> > right to redistribute the GPLed code.  The conditions include that you
> > must not make the software part of something licensed differently.
> >
> I already know this. But have I understood the _rationale_ for _why_
> it is that way, for WHY the conditions are the way they are? That's
> what I am asking, and nobody seems to see this.

There are several transcripts of Richard Stallman's "The Free Software
Movement" speech. Read them.

Better yet... Those transcripts usually come from the recordings. Hear

Is that so hard?


+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

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