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

From: Hadrian Węgrzynowski <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:38:04 +0200

Hi Sylvain!

You must be new here. People on this list mainly lurk watching progress
of suckless software. There are two kinds of threads here:
1. Patches and development of suckless software - strictly technical.
2. The rest - recommendations/questions for/about suckless
software/distros/protocols/licenses - nothing constructive came out of
them ever.

Your thread is one of the rest. Most prominent and active members of
this community have basic approach of "shut up and show me the code".
Licenses are not code.

Dnia 2014-06-26, o godz. 05:15:53
Sylvain BERTRAND <> napisał(a):

> I firmely disagree with you on this: the event of somebody hurt
> by the GNU GPL with real life facts is of highest importance for
> all open source coders. And communication would have been
> an enrichment for the suckless community.
> The thread will die because I think those facts do not exist.

This issue may be of highest importance for you, but it seems that you
are quite alone among this community. Most people here want suckless
software - written in C and Shell not in legal english. MIT license is
good enough.

I share similar views on GPL as Rob Landley and I belive that many
members of this community, which don't like GPL share similar views
(maybe without Android sentiment).

Few links:

This relates with me, but I suppose less with others (GPL good for
Linux kernel):

Here is quite cool idea about patentless public domain:

If you would like to counter with arguments or links - don't bother.
You're the one asking for information.

With regards,
Hadrian Węgrzynowski.
Received on Thu Jun 26 2014 - 22:38:04 CEST

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