Misunderstanding GPL's terms and conditions as restrictions

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Mon Jul 28 16:59:06 UTC 2008

On Jul 28, 2008, Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 at yahoo.com> wrote:

>> Then what?  What does this have to do with the GPL?
> That the GPL is very hard to enforce.

Why do you single out the GPL?  Why do you *think* it's any different
from any of the other Free Software licenses, or even non-Free
Software licenses, in this regard?

Enforcing copyrights is a pain, and that's probably for the better.
They're not meant to advance the interests of authors, they never
were.  They're meant to advance the interests of society.

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