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

Steve Holden sholden at
Wed Oct 3 13:46:00 CEST 2001

Could we perhaps set followups to comp.useless.philosophical.discussions at
this point? I'm sure we all agree that anyone is free to release *their*
software (as opposed to somebody else's) under any licensing form they want.
Given *that* basic freedom, the rest is just opinion.

and-opinions-can-be-whatever-you-want-ly y'rs  - steve

"Oleg Broytmann" <phd at> wrote in message
news:mailman.1002084903.15223.python-list at
> On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 10:14:58PM -0500, Chris Watson wrote:
> > On Tuesday 02 October 2001 09:54 pm, Delaney, Timothy wrote:
> > > > From: Chris Watson [mailto:opsys at]
> > > However, GPL is *not* extortion. The writer of a piece of code has
> > > right to want to protect, control or charge for it.
> >
> > That's true. But dont call it Free code if you do. Because it is not
> > Look up free in the dictionary. That is the ONLY definition that should
> > followed. Not whatever twisted version the FSF and GNU people want to
> > The gernal gist of any dictionary is its free if its free from control,
> > opression, or restrictions.
>    I disagree. Some restrictions must be imposed. I don't want your fist
> fly freely into my nose; that why I want to impose restrictions. Absolute
> freedom is impossible in this not-so-ideal world. I don't want arrognt and
> greedy Big Power Companies freely take the ball and run with it. GNU GPL
> looks very good balanced for me.
> Oleg.
> ----
>      Oleg Broytmann              phd at
>            Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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