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Re: Another free IMAPD?

Scripsit Peter S Galbraith
> Colin Watson wrote:

> > >acording to one of their lawyers... their intents match the GNU GPL....

> > the Cyrus licence seeks to restrict commercial use to let them make more
> > money. The intents aren't really that similar.

> They don't want to limit commercial _use_, they want to limit
> commercially sold derived products

And by wanting to limit commercially sold derived products, they fail
DFSG #1. Freedom of software also means the freedom to sell.

> So GPL for everybody, and those that want to make derived
> closed-sourced products can seek another licensing agreement.

Their exceptions are not limited to closed-source deriviates.

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