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Re: GNU License, Again

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: GNU License, Again
Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 17:44:51 +0200 (CEST)

   So the GNU GPL has been written by a goal different from the goals
   of the GNU project and the FSF.  Fascinating.

The GNU GPL is a legal document, it cannot insist on everything.

       Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you
       have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge
       for this service if you wish), that you receive source code or can
       get it if you want it, that you can change the software or use
       pieces of it in new free programs; and that you know you can do
       these things.

   How can "new free programs" be meant to refer only to "existing
   free programs"?

David, reread that sentence, it talks about using the GNU GPL in other
free software programs.  It is about compatibility with other free
licenses.  Say the Modified BSD license.  Not about making non-free
software free.

   That one can't see your writings about the GPL's goals coincide at
   all with the statements in the GPL itself, in the FSF's
   publications and in Stallman's articles about them as well as with
   the opinions of other GNU maintainers and developers, does not
   constitute any of those things you are lavishly labelling people

They coincide with the statements of GPL, the FSF, the GNU project and
of RMS.  You are simply misreading things on purpose, this is not a
new side from you.

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