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Re: GNU "Moral Codes"

From: mike3
Subject: Re: GNU "Moral Codes"
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 11:20:51 -0700
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On Aug 26, 2:27 am, "Alfred M. Szmidt" <> wrote:
>    1. It's immoral to profit off of your own work *by restricting the
>    freedom of the user through proprietary license*, according to FSF
>    morals.

Please read what you are responding to more carefully.
You may have noticed I emphasized _BY RESTRICTING
LICENSE_. I did *not* say that making a profit *in and of
itself* is against FSF's morals (otherwise why emphasize?),
as in a world where you need money to do things you
have to make _some_ profit off _something_.

>    2. It's illegal to relicense GPL-licensed
> software of others under
>    proprietary terms to third parties, by the terms
> of the GPL and The
>    Law. (Not to mention it's also immoral under (1)
> as well w/ FSF
>    morals. And also because you break the law doing
> it and you're
>    supposed to follow the law.)
> No, it is perfecly legal to do so if you are the
> copyright holder.

I was talking about doing so to the work of others. Again,
read more carefully and notice, "of OTHERS" right there in
the text. That means work you do NOT hold the copyright

>    Is that all right?
> No.

You sure, after the corrections described above are

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