DRAFT FAQ: Free vs. Open
david_dillard at symantec.com
Fri Jan 11 17:40:54 UTC 2008
I have to question how unethical the FSF *really* thinks it is.
If one compromises ones (supposed) principles when convenient, they
aren't really principles.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan at ccil.org]
> Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 11:22 AM
> To: David Dillard
> Cc: Tzeng, Nigel H.; License Discuss
> Subject: Re: DRAFT FAQ: Free vs. Open
> David Dillard scripsit:
> > It would be quite interesting if the OSI took the position
> that closed
> > source was unethical while continuing to approve licenses that
> > permitted open source to be used in closed source software.
> Why? The FSF takes that position, and even outlines its
> reasons for doing so. For example, there is no point in
> GPLing GNU libc; it would just discourage people from using it.
> May the hair on your toes never fall out! John Cowan
> --Thorin Oakenshield (to Bilbo) cowan at ccil.org
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