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Re: GPL v3 Draft



On Mon, 16 Jan 2006 22:41:05 -0800 Josh Triplett wrote:

> Bas Zoetekouw wrote:
> > Hi Glenn!
> > You wrote:
> >>>3. Digital Restrictions Management.
> >>>
> >>>As a free software license, this License intrinsically disfavors
> >>>technical attempts to restrict users' freedom to copy, modify, and
> >>>share copyrighted works. Each of its provisions shall be
> >>>interpreted in light of this specific declaration of the licensor's
> >>>intent.  Regardless of any
> >>>other provision of this License, no permission is given to
> >>>distribute covered works that illegally invade users' privacy
[...]
> > IMO, this is a clear violation of DFSG 6.  If we allow terrorists to
> > use our code, and allow it to be used in biological weapons
> > research, clearly also black hat hackers must be allowed to use it
> > to produce spyware.
> 
> It seems particularly hypocritical in light of
> <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/hessla.html>:

It's indeed a hypocrisy masterpiece...  :-(


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