Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Wed Jul 16 06:41:58 UTC 2008

On Jul 16, 2008, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:

> You seem to be implying that the GPL is necessary for cooperation.
> That is just not true.

Agreed.  It's just better for everyone involved in the cooperation
than permissive licenses.  To understand why, have a look at

> Again, the fact that under certain restricted conditions it may be
> possible to reuse the code does not eliminate the damage caused by the
> restrictions that prevent many other uses.

/me refers to the 1-month-ago thread on fedora-devel in which I
thought it had become clear that GPL didn't impose any such
restrictions, it was copyright law that did.  I refuse to be dragged
into another discussion about that with you.

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