From: James Michael DuPont <mdupont777@ya...> - 2003-09-17 06:40:58
here is a relevant thread to the license debate :
good quote :
--- David Johnson <david@...> wrote:
> The freedom of the GPL code is still there. 100% free.
> You can take the server with the new API and write a free client for
> So can anyone else. That there happens to be proprietary client
> is irrelevant. You seem to be arguing that the provisions of the GPL
> should extend beyond the code it is attached to and regulate external
> and non-derivative works. The would make the GPL an offensive weapon,
instead of the defensive shield it currently is.
> Trying to extend the GPL beyond the boundaries of copyright law is
> extremely dangerous. The client application above is not your code.
> have no legal, ethical or moral rights over it. Attempting to control
> it is tyranny, the very thing the GPL is fighting against. Freedom is
> about removing restrictions, not replacing them with others.
James Michael DuPont
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