Re: [dev] GPL free Linux

From: Alessandro Pistocchi <>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:25:44 +0000

> On 12 Nov 2018, at 10:05, Hadrien Lacour <> wrote:
> 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.

I think I wrote I am ok with GPL applications ( and in fact I am using them ).

I just want people to be able to do proprietary software no questions asked.

Some of my users may not know anything about copyleft and do stuff that is wrong without knowing it and I don’t want this to happen to them.
Received on Mon Nov 12 2018 - 12:25:44 CET

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