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Re: XFree86 license difficulties

On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 11:38:45PM +0100, Måns Rullgård wrote:
> Quite right, but being conservative doesn't exclude discussion.
> Without discussion, in our out of court, the matter will remain murky.

Debating whether GPL-compatibility can legitimately affect dynamic
linking every time a GPL compatibility issue comes up is a repetitive
waste of time, and will not help resolve the issue at all.

If you want to start a thread discussing it, go ahead, but all you're
doing right now is subverting the XFree86 thread.

> > It's interesting to look at how the FSF's position on this evolved
> > from "We need this to be the case" to "This is the case" -- check out
> > /usr/share/doc/clisp, for example.  That was back when Stallman used
> > reason instead of dogma, though.
> I never thought I'd see that written by one of the regulars on this
> list.

As was pointed out, go read the archives on the GFDL issue.  I don't trust
the FSF when they call something "free" anymore; they've lost their
credibility.  I doubt I'm alone.  Claiming that d-legal people don't use
their own judgement when evaluating statements from the FSF is completely

Glenn Maynard

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