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

From: Philip Rushik <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:57:13 +0900

On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 1:29 PM, Sylvain BERTRAND <> wrote:
> I heard about GNU GPL version wars, was only aware of the benign
> Linus T. one.
> Let me laught:
> Do you really think a GNU GPL version war can reasonnably
> compensate the defect of code closing from MIT/BSD-like licenses.
> I'm not weak/stupid enough to let go the advantages of the
> protection of the GNU GPL for that. Please!
> I know what's the most important: protection against code closing.

Can I point out real quick that I addressed this? "Code closing" is a
terrible argument as I pointed out, MIT/BSD protects from "code
closing", even a public domain release would protect from "code

This is the same logic that led to DRM and the DCMA.
Received on Thu Jun 26 2014 - 10:57:13 CEST

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