Re: [dev] arrow in the knee because of the GNU GPL???

From: Philip Rushik <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 03:21:01 +0900

> The GPL inforces that the codebase stays free.

No, all free licenses enforce a continually free codebase. If I
release under MIT or BSD, that code that I release will always be free
and there's nothing anybody else can do about it.

GPL tries to control what other people do with code they wrote. In my
opinion that's kinda f'ed up. GPL does not protect your code, any
license will do that, GPL has no additional effect on your code above
what MIT/BSD does. The only place GPL works differently is on code
that is written by somebody else.

Granted, GPL did a lot of good, it created a free software culture and
made Linux what it is. Ubuntu has also done a lot of good by getting
people started in Linux, but that doesn't make it suckless.

Received on Wed Jun 25 2014 - 20:21:01 CEST

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