GNU License for Hardware
Derek J. Balling
dredd at megacity.org
Mon Oct 11 21:33:32 UTC 1999
I have to disagree. I agree with many of Richard's concepts, (although I
still don't call it GNU/Linux *G*) but for hardware I have to seriously
"Free", in today's society, when attached to hardware, will have lots of
confusion when it comes to things like FreePC, and the myriad of other
"Free [as in beer] PC" deals. These deals have a distinct possibility of
turning bad (there have already been several less-than-complimentary
articles on this topic). Confusion is bad, especially when your excellent
idea can be confused with a marketing ploy which goes horribly sour.
My $0.02 worth.
At 03:00 PM 10/11/99 -0600, Richard Stallman wrote:
>If you are inspired by the GNU Project and the Free Software movement,
>I hope you will choose a name that refers to freedom. The word "open"
>calls to mind the Open Source movement, which differs from the Free
>Software movement in rejecting all talk of freedom, principle and
>other non-material benefits.
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