Re: [dev] Anti-GPL hipsters

From: Kurt H Maier <>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:06:48 -0400

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM, mikshaw <> wrote:
>If you're stifling another person's freedoms, you're doing something bad.

"Not giving you stuff" is not stifling your freedom.

>They're free only up to the point when a dev decides to turn the code
>into a proprietary product...

At which point there are two products: the code under the original
license, and the new code under a new license.

>something that can't be done with GPL.

Bullshit. Whoever holds the copyright can change the license, and
they can just as easily say "release 2 is not under GPL." Relicensing
is not theft, and the possibility of someone taking BSD/MIT-licensed
code and relicensing it is no loss at all. The original code is still
there. No freedom has been impinged.

# Kurt H Maier
Received on Mon Oct 24 2011 - 20:06:48 CEST

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