[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: GNU License, Again

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GNU License, Again
Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 18:00:37 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

"Alfred M. Szmidt" <> writes:

>    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.

So "new" = "other" and "existing" in your book.  Fascinating.

> It is about compatibility with other free licenses.  Say the
> Modified BSD license.

Except that pieces of GPLed programs _can't_ be used in programs
licensed under a different license.

>    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 with.
> 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.

And again, everything that you can muster is flat denial without even
an attempt at justifying your outlandish interpretations, and ad
hominem attacks.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]