Accusations, accusations, always accusations

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Oct 18 15:11:56 UTC 1999

Alex Nicolaou scripsit:

> Since this concept of getting "credit" for software seems to be so
> important, it probably should be embodied in the license.

Scientific research doesn't come with such strings attached, but
failing to give credit to prior researchers is the act of a morally
worthless person.

> However, since credit is important to you, it is worth releasing a new
> version of the GPL which includes a statement of the terms that require
> distributors of GNU software to awknowledge that their distribution
> contains GNU software.

Practical considerations militate against this.

John Cowan                                   cowan at
       I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin

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