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Re: license questions.

Scripsit Ali Akcaagac <ali.akcaagac@stud.fh-wilhelmshaven.de>
> On Mon, 2002-10-07 at 14:07, Fredrik Persson wrote:

> > This is really the problem, isn't it? Not to be mean or anything, but
> > I actually think you'll be better off simply going traditional. Don't
> > opensource at all. 

> well i don't have any problems releasing the sourcecode.

That shows that you have not understood "Open Source". Open source is
not just about releasing source code. It's also about allowing forks.
If you don't allow forks, you're not open-source. That's a matter of
definition. It doesn't get much simpler than that.

> i mean i don't like GNU/GPL much because it is too free.
> allowing everyone to do whatever they like. why should i follow it
> because someone told me to do so?

Nobody says you must. You're perfectly free to release software you
wrote under a non-free license. Just don't claim that it's free.

> http://opensource.org is full of different OSI aproved licenses. not
> necessarily GNU/GPL.

You will notice that each and every of those licenses allow forks.
The GNU GPL is simply a bit more careful than agerage about making
sure that any forks will play fair.

Henning Makholm                         "PROV EN FORFRISKNING FRISKLAIL DEM"

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