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Re: Freedom. . . NOT

From: SomeBloke
Subject: Re: Freedom. . . NOT
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 11:58:56 +0100
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RonB wrote:

> Rjack wrote:
>> "So over the weekend I began to think about the GPL and my general
>> disdain for it. For a license that is touted as 'free', it certainly
>> doesn't feel that way. As a libertarian, I've often found myself baffled
>> by the leftist stance that freedom has to be enforced with overwhelming
>> regulation, and to me, the GPL is one of the best examples of such
>> repression. Its viral nature is neither business nor government
>> friendly, and its proliferation places a great strain on a developer's
>> ability to quickly and freely incorporate quality software into highly
>> complex and disparate systems. . . "
> They incorporate and share -- why should that be a "viral nature." So what
> is it the writer is advocating? Legal theft?

I'm not sure that we need another license for free software. How many do we
have now? 36?

Here's a link.

There's a case to be made for examining the ones we have now but do we need
another one? What is it designed to replace exactly?

If it looks like a Duck, walks like a Duck and quacks like a Duck, it's a

Otherwise its a Hardon Quack!

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