Which License Should I Use?

Jorgen Grahn grahn+nntp at snipabacken.dyndns.org
Sat Nov 26 21:24:33 CET 2005


On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 00:13:10 +0000, Tom Anderson <twic at urchin.earth.li> wrote:
...
> freedom - 'free software', 'free as in speech', etc. What you have to 
> realise is that they're not talking about the freedom of the programmers, 
> but about the freedom of the software. The logic, i think, is that the 
> freedom of the code is the key to the freedom of the end-users: applying 
> the GPL to your code means that other programmers will be forced to apply 
> to to their code, which means that users of that code will get the 
> benefits of open source.

... which implies that one believes that every end-user has the potential to
become a hacker. That, I think, is at the core of the GPL, and RMS's
rantings are easier to understand if you keep that in mind.

But yes, let's not dive too deeply into all that here.

> Oops!
;-)

/Jorgen

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