Re: *** GMX Spamverdacht *** Re: bounty for emulator

From: Groepaz <>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 16:44:24 +0200
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On Friday 28 October 2011, you wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 10:22:28AM -0700, Nate Lawson wrote:
> > Everyone: maybe we can stop the GPL portion of this discussion since it
> > has been hashed out many times elsewhere.  Perhaps you can agree that:
> > 
> > - BSD or similar licenses are more free for people other than the
> > - copyright owner to use the software any way they want.  Thus, it ends
> > up - being more easy to incorporate, including by closed-source
> > products.
> > 
> > - GPL forces more software overall to become GPL due to its viral nature.
> > - This may result in there being more open source software available
> > - overall, but with the limited freedom of the GPL.
> > 
> > Both have their advantages and disadvantages.
> True, and sorry that I respond, since it's quite off-topic now, however I
> can't resist to mention one thing: it is often said that GPL is less free,
> it has "limited freedom". No, I see the opposite way: for me BDSL is less
> free because it can't guarantee the creator's freedom: I would choose GPL
> since I don't want others to use my code in non-free (or other licensed
> produect): I want my freedom to see my code works and receiving other's
> modifications, extensions to be available for me, and everyone, so it's
> for everyone freedom. At the other hand, for example BSDL can't make this,
> in my eye, that license is simply not free enough since it makes possible
> to "close" my code: no freedom anymore then for me, and for others who
> would be interested in that code which uses my one. So it is just matter
> of definition of "freedom" and "whose freedom" exactly :) In my eye, GPL
> is cool since it want to create some free software world, as it expects
> the return of modified things: this is the fair deal.

and i actually *hate* the gpl (although i contribute to gpl projects) and 
would always chose BSD.

i just couldnt help myself when someone said itunes and/or apple was "free". 
or even remotely anything near to it. sorry =)


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