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Re: The GPL means what you want it to mean

From: Rjack
Subject: Re: The GPL means what you want it to mean
Date: Sat, 04 Apr 2009 08:07:03 -0400
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Thufir Hawat wrote:
On Fri, 03 Apr 2009 12:35:51 -0400, Rjack wrote:

"Free Software" is highly restrictive software and isn't "free" at all. Permissive licensed open source code such as BSD licensed programs do not carry any baggage related to being hauled into federal court by a band of wild-eyed zealots who practice socialism in software licensing as a religion.

Why not extend that argument to the conclusion: don't use any license at all. Sqlite is public domain. You're free to develop public domain software on your own. However, you're not likely to
 ever see a penny for your efforts.

You're free to change the argument any new conclusion you wish. Short
of waiting seventy five years after its creation, it is difficult to
place a work in the "public domain". You must somehow unequivocally
and publicly relinquish all claims of ownership. Some Circuits would
probably disagree with that broad assertion.

I was comparing "Free Software licensed code" and "permissively
licensed code". So what is the point you wish to make?

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