lesser GPL restrictions

Michael Beck mbeck1 at compuserve.com
Thu Nov 8 08:09:32 UTC 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: email at greglondon.com [mailto:email at greglondon.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 02:46

> But the scenario is still irrelevant, because your focus
> is on who BENEFITS from the open source, not whether or
> not the open-source author is HARMED.
> the work of the open source author is not HARMED
> by -anyone- BENEFITTING from his/her work.

The only point I was trying to make is that your generic statement doesn't
always apply to all situations. Sometimes in a competitive situation "his gain"
is "my loss". Everything depends on the objectives of the author. Having Windows
using best gems from Linux would harm Linux, IMHO.

Now I will restrain myself from continuing with this discussion, otherwise
Karsten will kick out both of us from this list <g>


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