Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.


Author:Brett Glass
Posted:8/25/2000; 12:28:30 PM
Topic:A softer GPL?
Msg #:20235 (In response to 20228)
Prev/Next:20234 / 20236

There are reasons for using different licenses. However, to be ethical, a license must not contain the GPL's poison pill. The purpose of the GPL is to advance a specific agenda which is harmful. It is therefore never appropriate or ethical to use it. I fear that too many developers have followed, like cattle, along Stallman's path without recognizing where it leads.

Hmmm..... Considering where it does lead, maybe that makes them lemmings, not cattle.


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