[nycbug-talk] Free BSD marketing material
dan at langille.org
Fri Mar 18 11:36:56 EST 2005
On 18 Mar 2005 at 11:24, Marc Spitzer wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 11:17:41 -0500, Dan Langille <dan at langille.org> wrote:
> > On 18 Mar 2005 at 11:14, Marc Spitzer wrote:
> > > On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 11:09:09 -0500, Dan Langille <dan at langille.org> wrote:
> > > > On 18 Mar 2005 at 11:05, Marc Spitzer wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > If you used BSD this could not happen to you:
> > > > > http://gpl-violations.org/ and pick some news items
> > > >
> > > > As an advocate, I prefer to point out the benefits of what I advocate
> > > > rather than point at what I do not advocate and pick at problems.
> > >
> > > "If you use BSD you do not get into the above legal/licence problems"
> > > is not a benefit?
> > It is not what you say, it is how you say it. You can achieve the
> > same thing without pointing out the problems of others.
> It is not a problem, it is a benefit, just ask them. And I am firmly
> in the "its what you say" camp.
Ummm, whatever. I guess I need to be explicit here.
You started out by referring to non-GPL compliance as a marketing
material for FreeBSD. I suggested the same goal could be achieved by
advocating the *benefits of BSD (e.g. you can do what you want with
the code without risk of license infringement) instead of saying
pointing out the problems of others (e.g. "look, if you use GPL
software, *THIS* could happen to you!").
I feel one appraoch is much more professional than the other. You
decide which on you want to do and I'll leave you to it.
I think everyone nearly everyone understood my original point; I now
withdraw from this thread.
Dan Langille : http://www.langille.org/
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