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Re: A possible GFDL compromise

Le lun 25/08/2003 à 20:32, Sergey V. Spiridonov a écrit :
> 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 work being proprietary has nothing to do with the contents of the
work itself, which is just what I stated above. Please don't answer to a
message by showing you haven't even read it, this behavior is quite
prone to get you put in some killfiles (which already happened).

> > 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 don't see much difference between a proprietary work you can't modify
and a proprietary work you can't modify with a "Free" stick. Blabbering
about world domination of free software without even ensuring works you
release are free is a good way to fail: when world domination is
achieved, you realize you made so many exceptions that you are far from
your original vision.
 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
: :' :           josselin.mouette@ens-lyon.org
`. `'                        joss@debian.org
  `-  Debian GNU/Linux -- The power of freedom

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