Re: Questions about legal theory behind (L)GPL
On Thu, Jan 20, 2005 at 01:47:46PM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> Anyways, freedom is a very broad issue, but the freedoms Debian is
> concerned about are rather specific kinds of freedom (especially those
> that allow us to distribute debian on multiple platforms, and those that
> allow us to fix bugs and security problems).
... and that allow users to make whatever modifications they want (even
those that have nothing to do with bugs or security), and to redistribute
those modifications without onerous restrictions. Your "especially" is
true in that it's what Debian needs to exist as a Linux distribution (this
applies to all distributions, regardless of social contracts), but the SC
places equal importance on guaranteeing users freedoms beyond bugfixing--so
I disagree with "especially".