Re: [dev] arrow in the knee because of the GNU GPL???

From: Alexander Huemer <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:26:22 +0200

On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 03:21:01AM +0900, Philip Rushik wrote:
> > The GPL inforces that the codebase stays free.
> No, all free licenses enforce a continually free codebase. If I
> release under MIT or BSD, that code that I release will always be free
> and there's nothing anybody else can do about it.

Yes, you are right about that, I wasn't clear enough.

> GPL tries to control what other people do with code they wrote. In my
> opinion that's kinda f'ed up. GPL does not protect your code, any
> license will do that, GPL has no additional effect on your code above
> what MIT/BSD does. The only place GPL works differently is on code
> that is written by somebody else.

Not necessarily by somebody else.

> Granted, GPL did a lot of good, it created a free software culture and
> made Linux what it is. Ubuntu has also done a lot of good by getting
> people started in Linux, but that doesn't make it suckless.

I never fully understood why people use Ubuntu.

Kind regards,
Received on Wed Jun 25 2014 - 23:26:22 CEST

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