Re: bounty for emulator

From: Ullrich von Bassewitz <>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:39:49 +0200
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On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 11:04:57AM -0400, Justin wrote:
> If the software was truly free, sharing would not be mandatory, and anyone
> who wanted could compile it and submit it on the store.  Forced sharing is at
> least as dictatorial.

The difference is that an author releasing code under the GPL gives it away
under certain conditions. All you have to do is to meet these conditions, and
if so, you can use his whole work for free and even build yoor own work on it!

Now compare this to Apple: There's nothing you can use for free. You have to
pay for it. You do even have to pay if you want to develop applications for
your own use. Apple does also have complete control over the machines they
have sold to you, which means you have ppaid, but you don't own the device.
They have access to all your data and can remove applications or even render
the device (your device!) useless with a simple remote command.

I'm no friend of the GPL either, but using Apple products and at the same time
complaining that GPLed software is not "free" enough is absolutely ridiculous
in my eyes. If you want free software, then don't use Apple products. It's so
simple ...



Ullrich von Bassewitz                        

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