Re: [dev] GPL free Linux

From: Alexander Huemer <>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:27:09 +0100

On Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 09:43:12PM -0700, Anthony J. Bentley wrote:
> Markus Wichmann writes:
> > Why would you do something so pointless? First of all, licences only
> > matter if you plan on redistribution, so most here won't care. Second,
> > all the GPL demands is that you distribute the source, which any good
> > distribution should do, anyway, right?
> GPL also demands that you not combine the code with GPL-incompatible
> terms, even if those terms are free themselves. A ridiculous requirement
> that violates the spirit and practice of free software.

If you don't like the GPL, why use the Linux kernel in the first place?
Go with {Free,Open,Net}BSD and live happily ever after.

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