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Re: Freedom. . . NOT

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Freedom. . . NOT
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 10:11:47 +0000 (UTC)
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In gnu.misc.discuss 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. . . "


I had three exchanges with the guy (Tom Bradford) on his blog at that
address.  I went to reply to his last post this morning to find that he
has discontinued the blog, citing the wish to spend more time with his
family, hobbies and suchlike.

I suppose that's the end of the kinder, gentler license.

> Sincerely,
> Rjack :)

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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