GNU GPL and Open Source Definition

Seth David Schoen schoen at
Wed Apr 28 04:31:11 UTC 1999

Signal 11 writes:

> I think the intent of the GPL is to be able to charge for /distribution/.
> The source (and derived binaries) is free in every sense of the word.
> If there's a bug in the GPL that doesn't reflect those ideals, it needs
> to be fixed.  E-mail rms and tell him to look into it. Unfortunately, his 
> exact e-mail is not in my possession, but e-mailing gnu at should get 
> the same result.

Mr. Stallman's at rms at, but I don't think he'd consider the ability
to sell free software for profit a bug.  Before reporting a bug in the GPL,
please read carefully all the documentation at

                    Seth David Schoen <schoen at>
      They said look at the light we're giving you,  /  And the darkness
      that we're saving you from.   -- Dar Williams, "The Great Unknown"  (personal)  (CAF)

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