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Re: gpl and hosted apps

On Fri, 3 Feb 2006, David M.Besonen wrote:

worded differently, am i the only one that sees hosting gpl'd apps
minus source as permissive and not in the spirit of copyleft?

You are not. Many, including myself, also see it as not in the spirit of copyleft.

After some effort in trying to figure out how to close the "loophole", however, I've come to the conclusion that this is a spirit that must be socially enforced rather than required by license.

Trying to enforce it legally requires limitation on what kinds of modifications can be made, and/or limitations on use of software. Either of these limitations is far worse than the problem they try to solve, the failure to share.
Mark Rafn    dagon@dagon.net    <http://www.dagon.net/>

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