GPL and closed source

David Woolley forums at
Fri Jun 3 06:52:56 UTC 2011

John Cowan wrote:

> That's disputed.  The FSF says no, and most open source people say no.

When John says something is disputed, he doesn't mean there is a dispute 
about the intent of the licence, only about whether it is legally 

David Woolley
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