GNU License for Hardware
cowan at locke.ccil.org
Thu Oct 14 15:18:35 UTC 1999
Derek J. Balling scripsit:
> You seem to think that you have
> the right to demand that they change the name of their product to include
> "GNU", simply because they are using some code you told them they could
"What RMS wants" != "what RMS thinks he has the right to demand".
I hear RMS urging people to use the name GNU/Linux, not demanding that
they do so, still less claiming that he has a right to demand that they
> Either you have to defend their right to take that code
> and name it what they will, or you have to admit to a harsh difference
> between your published philosophy and your actions.
Defending someone's right to do X is not the same as urging them to do
X, nor is it inconsistent with urging them not to. I will defend your
right to create a fork of Emacs called "eat-my-shorts", but I will also
urge you not to do it.
John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin
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