lesser GPL restrictions

David Johnson david at usermode.org
Thu Nov 8 02:48:35 UTC 2001

On Wednesday 07 November 2001 05:30 am, Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:

> My argument is against the enrichment of other at our expense, without
> sharing back something (at least knowledge). It is not against other
> companies getting rich.
> Do not misinterpret what I wrote.

I did not intend to misinterpret what you wrote. Here it is:

"somebody gets rich, you and the community gain nothing"

You made it sound as if "somebody gets rich" were a bad thing, so I countered 
with the Redhat example. Regardless of whether the software is copylefted or 
unrestricted, somebody can STILL get rich, so enrichment doesn't belong in 
the equation.

p.s. Software development is not a zero-sum game. "gain nothing" is not 
equivalent to "at our expense".

David Johnson
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