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Re: Is the OSL DFSG free?

Glenn Maynard wrote:
On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 10:19:08AM +0200, Bernhard R. Link wrote:

More generally, that rationale is bogus because it applies to almost *all*
restrictions in any license.  The GPL discriminates against proprietary
software authors.

No, it does not. (It makes it impossible for propietary software authors
to enrich their software with the copyleft software. But when this is
discrimination, so is giving away free t-shirts, as there are people who
do not like clothes).

Sorry, but that didn't make any sense at all.  There's no relationship
between a license forbidding use of code in the endeavor of writing
proprietary software, and a person choosing not to accept something
because of personal preference.

I think this is the link: Some people (software companies) prefer not to license their code under the GPL, therefore they reject using GPL'd code. Other people prefer to not wear clothes, therefore they reject free t-shirts.

-- Keith

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