Re: [dev] GPL free Linux

From: Hadrien Lacour <>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:05:11 +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.

Even if this discussion is pointless, I'll humour the list; attacking the
methods and not the goal (which is to eradicate proprietary software) without
proposing an alternative methode is at best fallacious.

On the other hand, I'd like to ask why would someone use a non copylefted
license? Almost all the time (especially for applications, not libraries), the
main reason is intellectual masturbation, not a concrete goal like GPL's one.
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