GNU wars again (was Re: Proposal: add vector arithmetic to array module)

Open Systems opsys at voodooland.net
Mon Oct 1 19:07:56 CEST 2001


> Ever heard the phrase "information should be free" ?  Check out some

It was "Information wants to be free", and thats the DUMBEST thing I
have ever heard.

> Thinking about it this way, the GPL is more free than the XFree86 license,
> since it is the continuing availability of the code, and variations on it,
> that the license ensures - not your personal human rights/liberties/whatever.

Whoa nelly. Can't let that fly. "...since it is the continuing
availability of the code, and variations on it, that the license
ensures". First of all Code that is BSDL'ed is ALWAYS available for the
user AND developer in the form it was released as BSDL'ed code. You *cant*
take it away any more then you can take back air on the planet and bottle
it all up and charge people for it. The second problem with the GPL is
your second point. "and variations on it" the GPL attempts to take and
take and take. It attempts to take code that doesnt belong to you. Like a
virus wrapping around healthy DNA it attempts to re-write the healthy DNA
with its own code "the GPL license" thereby freeing up the entire
application that uses any GPL code in it to also become available under
the GPL to infect more code out there, and to end binary only
distributions, and to do other evil things. So dont try saying the GPL is
free. It is NOT free. And no one says buys that argument. I dont have a
problem with the GPL as long as you do not call it free code when its
applied to code. It's a bold faced lie.

Chris






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