Re: Debian BSD.. cool idea
If someone belives in free software, I'd prefer they'd just improve the
existing code base than fork it, unless there is a _distinct_ difference
in intent and plans for the future.
The GPL prohibits companies from using the software and improving/distributing
it, unless they want to give away all of their changes. I don't see how that
allows EVERYBODY to use the software.
No, I don't realize how that'd be banning poor people from using the software.
I just see it as hypocritical to believe in free software and yet want to fork
something without evaluating it for what its worth and trying to change it for
If you insist on having a fork for reasons that are beyone me (The name doesn't
mean _that_ much) then at least dual license your changes to the source base.
On Tue, Feb 08, 2000 at 01:05:27AM -0300, Pablo Baena wrote:
> Wow! Now you lost me. So if somebody takes your code, changes its name and
> sell it, you have no problem at all, but if somebody else take it and
> distributes it everywhere without cost, then you're mad? Don't you realize
> that in that way you're banning poor people of using the software?
> That's why the GPL exists, to allow EVERYBODY to use the software.
> Man, I'm so happy for changing FreeBSD for Linux.