[nycbug-talk] lame...real lame Andy
Wed Jan 12 16:08:20 EST 2005
On Jan 12, 2005, at 15:19, pete wright wrote:
> heh well you say that like sharing is a bad thing....what bothers me
> about RMS and the GPL is that it infact ends up *reducing* the amount
> of freedom and individual has by using the GPL (shamelessly taken from
> a rant Theo).
Yeah. I'm a GPL-hater too. As a software developer, GPL just adds
hassle. Licenses that impose fewer restrictions give me more
flexibility. If I want to (or have time to, or am allowed to) share
something, I will, and I often do. I don't need an idealist license to
force me to share, though I suppose that may be the case for some
The GPL actually makes me much less likely to share. If it's GPL, I
probably won't contribute to it or even use it unless I absolutely have
no other option.
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