[K12OSN] Scary article from Russia (w/o love)

David L. Willson DLWillson at TheGeek.NU
Wed May 20 15:56:42 UTC 2009

Which part of this system do you disagree with?

There are lots of other licenses for authors to choose, many of which do not include preservation of freedom as a term of use.  The GPL is not a mandate, it's something that makers of Free software choose to use to protect their work.  Authors have the right to choose the license that best protects their work and reflects their social values.  Would you deny that right?  Do you make software?

Finally, as a user, if you disagree principally with the GPL, you can choose to use BSD, or another, more liberally licensed kernel.

The wonderful thing about this sector is it's Freedom.  Freedom to choose, in this case.

----- "Les Mikesell" <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:

> And there is a serious problem with this when you would like to be
> free 
> to make your own choice about individual components and the GPL
> prevents 
> anything with different restrictions from being included in a single
> work.

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