Re: [dwm] sic ipv6 patch

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 18:07:21 +0200

On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 05:17:18PM +0200, Sylvain Bertrand wrote:
> On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 4:52 PM, hiro <> wrote:
> >> use single GPL licensed software, use Linux and secure your digital freedom!
> >
> > You think this is freedom?
> Freedom which does not defend itself *will* be abused again and again,
> and after 15 years of software engineering, I said "it's over". You
> care and want to be able to legally do something, GPL. You do not care
> and don't want to legally be able to do something, BSD like/MIT
> (Anselm choice). It's a matter of personal choice. Mine is GPL.
> Usually students or people with a golden professional experience do
> not understand "why the GPL". After being screwed several times,
> coders usually do.
> The only piece of freedom which is removed from the GPL is the piece
> of freedom which allows to remove its freedom... For a consistent GPL
> whole, you cannot close the code.
> I'll stop here, since it's a dangerous path for this mailing list.
> A more appropriate subject would be "how to fight against bloat in the
> software stack?", don't you think?

Maybe I should consider writing my own license, which is
somewhat copy-left, very short and judges not to exceed a
certain complexity level in the software itself, otherwise it is
considered a license violation ;) For example, the 2000 LOC
license ;)

Kind regards,

 Anselm R. Garbe >< >< GPG key: 0D73F361
Received on Mon May 19 2008 - 18:07:21 UTC

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