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Re: Ironies abound (was Re: GPL v3 draft)

Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> wrote:

> There's a wide difference.  The GPLv3 is explicitly making a statement:
> "these restrictions are acceptable".  Permissive licenses merely say "I
> don't care".  It implies that the FSF considers such restrictions free,
> and either hasn't considered, or doesn't care, about the legitimate
> applications that it implicitly prohibits.

The fact that they claim the Affero license is free didn't suggest that
to you already?

> (On the same note, the patch exception in DFSG#4 has got to go; patch
> clauses prohibit code reuse entirely.  Some day ...)

Patch clauses only prohibit code reuse if your build system is
insufficiently complicated.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.legal@srcf.ucam.org

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