The Invisible Hand

Martin Konold konold at
Sun Sep 30 09:13:02 UTC 2001

nOn Sat, 29 Sep 2001, Matthew C. Weigel wrote:


> Certainly, there are OSD-compliant licenses which are not free software
> licenses according to the FSF - accordingly, claiming that pragmatic
> open source is every bit as free, and social free software is every bit
> as pragmatic, can not be supported.

According to RMS the only way to become free software aka "GPL compatible"
is either to have it GPL licensed or allow for conversion/relicensing to

(E.g. according to RMS LGPL is only compatible to GPL because it exlicitly
allows to relicense to GPL)

-- martin

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