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Re: question about license list

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: question about license list
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 15:00:42 +0200

Michael Reichenbach wrote:
> Hi!
> I am talking about this list
> Which licenses get added? Is it possible to request review of licenses
> currently not added?
> Where would be the correct place to ask this? (Which mailing list?)

You should ask Mr. GNU President. He is the only and final authority
regarding GNUtian list of "free", "GPL compatible", "GPL incompatible"
and other ("non-free") licenses. He has created a special terminology
(often called "GNU-speak") that redefines the meaning of existing words
like "free software" (RMS provides a definition of the term), and
introduced a new word "copyleft" (also with the definition)
demonstrating a real artistry in playing with word "copyleft": "real
copyleft" (GPL), "strong copyleft" (GPL), "not a strong copyleft"
(whatever), "non-copyleft" (a bad thing) and such pearls as "simple,
permissive non-copyleft free software license" or "a free software
license, partially copyleft but not really".




(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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