"viral" (was RE: Licensing options for firmware)

Robin 'Roblimo' Miller robin at roblimo.com
Wed Apr 6 16:55:40 UTC 2005

>What justification can there be to say that if you choose to extend an
>application that you must license your work under the same terms as
>the original app, shouldn't the author of code set its terms, not
>someone else?

You're right. The GPL should give you the same rights to modify and 
extend code that a typical proprietary software EULA does.

Those free software people purely suck with their insistence that you 
follow their nasty licenses that only allow you to use their work in 
other free software products instead of using it in proprietary products 
that make you money. Darn commies. How dare they keep you from profiting 
from their work while they don't?!

I think that in retaliation you should boycott all software licensed 
under the GPL. That'll show 'em!

Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
Bradenton, Florida

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