Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 01:25:25 UTC 2008

Gordon Messmer wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>>> Maybe that is because you are looking at it as a developer, and not 
>>> as an end user. It is the freedom of the end users that is being 
>>> preserved.
>> No, that is exactly backwards.  Since the GPL only prohibits 
>> redistribution
> The GPL does not prohibit redistribution.  Copyright law does that.
> The GPL does not, in fact, prohibit much of anything.  It is a license 
> that allows redistribution under specific terms.

Yes we are back to the "better than a sharp stick in the eye" argument. 
    It "does not permit" redistribution except under specific terms that 
in many cases are impossible to meet.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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