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> Mike Doty wrote:
>> Mivz wrote:
>>>> Then I have got this one question, I don't need a answer too.
>>>> How free is free software if you need a lawyer and a expensive server
>>>> just to be able to publish your addition under your own name?
>> Very free. There are many project sites that will host your content if
>> you have it under a GPL or similar license. Similarly, as long as you
>> provide the source, you satisfy the main point of GPL. Thousands of
>> projects do exactly this without any input from a lawyer.
> But then it's still 'free beer', and not 'freedom'. I still can not
> write a patch and make a cd with the patch applied to give to my mum and
> my friends, without the risk of my intelligence being stolen and abused.
> Or I have to go through the hassle of finding a provider, which of
> course needs attention too.
Then you miss the entire point of GPL. You "own" your code, but if you
derive it from something that is GPL, then you must comply with the GPL.
The GPL exists to protect the author from what you're trying to do.
Your statement also goes against the whole concept of free software.
you've learned and benefited from all of our work, yet you don't want to
contribute? It's very selfish and childish.
If you truly feel that way, I'd recommend using something propriatory
like microsoft, where you can license it any way you want.
Mike Doty kingtaco -at- gentoo.org
Gentoo/AMD64 Strategic Lead
Gentoo Developer Relations
Gentoo Recruitment Lead
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