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Re: A possible GFDL compromise

Josselin Mouette wrote:

GPL doesn't take away freedom. It is a copyleft, full stop. As long as
you respect the copyleft, you are free to do anything you want with the
software. There is no limitation in what you can do, the limitation is
on how you have to do it.

Sorry, but GPL have restrictions on what you can do with the code. One of the most noticeble is a restriction on using GPL code in(with) proprietary works.

The GFDL is very different. It adds restrictions you often find in
proprietary software: discrimination against fields of endeavour,
restrictions on modification.

As with GPL, those FDL resrictions have completely another background in comparison with proprietary software. One, who ignores the difference in the FDL background should reject GPL also (if he wants to be consistent).

I wish to have the world clear from proprietary software, but this will not happen automagically. GPL and FDL do the great job for reaching this goal.
Best regards, Sergey Spiridonov

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