DRAFT FAQ: Free vs. Open

David Dillard 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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