Python is better than free (was Re: GNU wars again)

Oleg Broytmann phd at
Tue Oct 2 22:01:52 CEST 2001

On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 05:09:59PM +0000, Fish wrote:
> >   I see your point. You use other's people work without paying them. GNU
> >GPL, at least, force you to pay (by publishing your code). You don't want
> >to pay, and Python license makes you happy :(
> How very interesting.
> In other words, you support forced payment in terms of having to open one's
> code to the public... but you don't support forced payment in terms of
> forking over money for the right to use the code.
> So you don't want to pay cash, is what you're saying.

   Not exactly. I prefer to be paid by code, but if you want to pay cash,
you are free (GPL philosophy is about freedom, after all!) to do it. You
can pass me money, or you can buy support, or you can buy specially licensed
version (of the same GPLed code).

     Oleg Broytmann              phd at
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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