Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Mivz <mivz@×××××××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] GPL and Source code providing
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 15:54:26
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] GPL and Source code providing by Mike Doty
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. -- gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list