Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Andrew Kelly akelly at corisweb.org
Tue Jul 22 08:41:37 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-07-22 at 14:54 +0930, Tim wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 21:47 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > the GPL is the one that most often does not permit freedom compared to
> > any other set of combinations
> Just because it doesn't permit the freedom that *you* want to exploit...
> All licenses will limit something that someone wants to do.  This one
> protects circumstances that others have deemed more important.  You're
> not going to get a completely free-for-all, do what you like with it,
> set of circumstances from a *licensed* thing.
> Fish in the sea are free.
> Can I make money from them?
> Yes, but you'll need a boat.
> Can I have a boat for free?
> The last line can be answered both ways, that's deliberate.  You want
> the fish for free, and a free boat.

And just to add even more color to the pallet, there's also the fact
that some feel it a crime to use food to create profit, so long as even
one human being suffers hunger.

(you can keep those 2 cents)

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