Dear Fedora Community, what do you want?

Christopher Chan cchan at
Fri Jun 4 07:21:35 UTC 2004

Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-06-04 at 07:19 +0800, Christopher Chan wrote:
>>ignoring posts from Rui after my first encounter with him since he is 
>>decidedly taking an extreme stand on this sort of thing (GPL or not for 
>>any software, driver or not)
> It seems you have already decided what I said and wrote, but for the
> sake of the unattentive reader I shall reply to this point.

Oh really?
> It seems you are the one with the extreme stand, since not only you
> invented words I never wrote, but also since you see them is such an
> extremist and unreal form.

What extreme stand? I was not the one who told others to avoid DJB 
software even though some of it is in the public domain. You, however, 
have told everybody that they should use only GPL software or 
alternatives or what not.
> I never said the drivers should be GPL'ed. That would probably break the
> license of xorg's x11. I said they should use the Lesser GPL, which
> protects the interest of both parts. There is a quid pro quod with the
> Lesser GPL'ed software so no competitor can really abuse that much, and
> it benefits users.
> Tsk, you ignore people without even giving a minimal effor to understand
> what they write... is it that I write such bad english that it is
> impossible to understand?

Your LGPL part came did not start off LGPL for drivers.
> Why do you hate people so much you'd advise them to wear shackles?

hmm, i did not advise them to wear shackles. What's the problem with 
using what's provided/available even if it is not under GPL (ok software 
only now)  or LGPL (software + drivers or whatever)

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