Re: royalties without copyright--the historical case

Eugene Leitl (
Thu, 27 Mar 1997 20:56:28 +0100 (MET)

On Thu, 27 Mar 1997, Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> >
> I should point out that Gnu software is hideously restricted--it is the

How so? Even if, it can't be enforced.

> farthest thing from my vision, and that he touts "freedom" with it is
> unpardonable hypocrisy. Stallman is a socialist merely trading one set
> of chains for another. Gnu software is subject to a restrictive license
> that forbids many uses, most of which would be the natural uses to which
> a commercial enterprise would otherwise put it.

??? Illuminate me. I am using free/GNU copyleft sofware wherever I can.
Free OSses, and free development tools do not exclude using them
(reporting bugs to the developers, fixing them by yourself and
distributing patches) yet developing commercial software with them.

Both approaches have their merits. I would shoot myself, had I to stick
with commercial software merely.


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> for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC

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