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Re: Is Fedora *really* Free?



On Thu, 2006-10-19 at 15:00 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > 
> > I'm not sure what you mean by caring.  I thought *BSD style
> > licensing was for people who cared about the users of the
> > code and did not want to impose restrictions to prevent
> > the best combinations of code from being available.
> 
> I think that is backwards. GPL ensures freedom for users. BSD ensures
> freedom for developers.

How do propose a non-developer user might use something he can't obtain
because distribution is prohibited?   Some users might find the OSX
kernel useful with its mix of BSD and non-free components but they'll
never have a similar choice to use something like that with any linked
GPL code.

-- 
  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com




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