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Re: Is the OSL DFSG free?

On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 10:59:04AM +0200, Keith Dunwoody wrote:
> 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.

No.  Proprietary software authors don't not use GPL code because they
prefer not to.  They don't use it because the GPL prohibits them from
doing so.  Free t-shirts are irrelevant.  The GPL very deliberately
discriminates against proprietary software, in the interests of free
software.  We just can't read DFSG#6 that broadly.

Glenn Maynard

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