Re: GPL, yet again. (The kernel is a lot like a shared library)
Alexander Terekhov <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On 9/16/05, Rich Walker <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Alexander Terekhov <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> > On 9/14/05, Andrew Suffield <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > [...]
>> >> As an anarchist I
>> > You're brainwashed GNUtian.
> Anarchists are anti-copyright and against fake free software.
You *are* aware that anarchism isn't a monolithic block, aren't you.
An interesting restatement of the BSD vs GPL argument.
Of course, it relies on an unstated definition of the word "Free".
> At least when it comes to [L]GPL, GNUtians are quite pro-copyright...
> nevermind that they confuse engineering dependencies with copyright
> infringement, don't grok first sale, and happen to believe in Moglens
> "pure copyright license, not a contract" lunacy.
I always thought that the GPL was an interesting hack using the methods
of copyright and contract law to create a public commons that hopefully
could be kept inviolate. Which, funnily enough, is a very anarchist
thing to do (look at housing co-operatives for another example).
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