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From: Mivz <mivz@...>
Subject: Re: GPL and Source code providing
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 17:45:37 +0200
Mike Doty wrote:
> Mivz wrote:
>>> 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.

With stolen or abuse I do not mean just used. I mean stolen and abused
as you would consider GPL licensed software stolen or abused.
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Re: GPL and Source code providing
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-- Mivz
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