Subject: Re: GPL violations
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, Geert Hendrickx <email@example.com>
From: Sean Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/01/2005 04:53:05
On Mar 31, 2005 10:05 AM, Geert Hendrickx <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2005 at 05:43:04PM +0300, Mike M. Volokhov wrote:
> > Hello,
> > in the following article shown, how open-source developer Harald Welte,
> > one of core devopers of netfilter/iptables, personally handed warning
> > letters to 13 technology companies that he says are using Linux in
> > violation of the license that governs the software.
> > http://news.com.com/Defender+of+the+Linux+faith/2100-7344_3-5625667.html
> > At the end of article Welte says about some benefits of BSD license vs GPL:
> > ``ZDNet UK: How do you think the GPL compares with other licenses?
> > Welte: It's a philosophical question. The BSD licence allows you to
> > integrate and modify without giving back modifications, while GPL
> > expects you to give back modifications. These are two philosophies of
> > how you develop software. Which you chose depends on the project. For
> > example, if you have a new standard and want it to spread quickly, it's
> > better to use the BSD licence, rather than the GPL.''
> I usually summarize it like this:
> GPL-guy: "Aargh, they used my code! :-/"
> BSD-guy: "Cool, they used my code! :-)"
That has to be the best way of putting it that I've EVER read. So, is
your message BSD or GPL? So will you be like Aargh, he quoted my
message, or Cool, he quoted my message, when I quote your message? :-P