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Re: Freedom. . . NOT

Subject: Re: Freedom. . . NOT
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 08:36:02 -0500
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On 2008-09-16, 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 

     If you still can't understand the value of "law and order", I suggest
you watch one or all of the Mad Max movies. Or perhaps you should indulge
in a Western movie marathon. Something mob related could also help put 
things into perspective. 

> 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. . . "

     Not really.

     The GPL is only a problem if you are trying to make a "product" 
to try and sell to someone else. Even then, the relevant building 
blocks are not likely to be licensed in a manner that will interfere.

           If Oracle & EA can figure out the problem why can't you?

> Sincerely,
> Rjack :)


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