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Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?

From: Tim Smith
Subject: Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?
Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 12:04:25 -0700
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In article <>,
 "Alfred M. Szmidt" <> wrote:
> The Modifed BSD license doesn't keep software free, so you are simply
> spreading misinformation.  It was the exact point of the GPL to keep
> something that was free, free.  You will never be able to figure out
> what Microsoft did to the BSD stack for example, since they have made
> the work non-free; the GPL's sole aim is to see that such things will
> _not_ happen.

That's not correct.  Modified BSD keeps software free.  What it does not 
do is prevent making new non-free software using the free software.  The 
free software Microsoft started with is still free.

--Tim Smith

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