On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 05:31:15 +0800, Morton Harrow said: > I see with pain in my heart that the GPLv3 doesn't actually give the > users of GPLv3 software the liberty and freedom the FSF has been > fighting for. Instead they are forced to play by the strict set of > terms the GPLv3 provides. You missed an important philosophical point. In Richard Stallman's world view, it isn't the user's freedoms that matter, it's the *software*s freedom. > For example, as a liberated computer user, I might like to incorporate > a high quality piece of GPLv3 software in a commercial product, > which for bussiness strategic reasons happens to be closed source software. > But the GPLv3 denies my claim for this freedom to do this. Right, because doing so would impact the *software*s freedom. > I fail to see how that strengthens me in a Free and Liberal Software World. Sometimes, it's not about you.
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