Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Sep 2007 21:24 UTC, submitted by Kishe
GNU, GPL, Open Source "A research firm serving the mobile phone industry has published an 18-page whitepaper about open source licensing. Entitled 'GPLv2 vs. GPLv3', the paper examines the meteoric rise of open source software, and the forces that shaped each license, before concluding with an extremely detailed point-by-point comparison."
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by pinky on Sat 29th Sep 2007 23:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
pinky
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2005-07-15

>The term freedom is never debatable. A golden cage is 'freedom' up to the borders.

But there are natural borders which normally everyone accepts. This border is drawn at the point where the freedom of other persons began.

Nobody would really argue that people should have the power to restrict other people freedom. I say "power" because in my eyes this is the point where "freedom for myself" convert into "my power over other people".

I'm all in favor of freedom for everyone but not in favor of power for everyone.

Edited 2007-09-29 23:09

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by renox on Sun 30th Sep 2007 11:37 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

>>But there are natural borders which normally everyone accepts. This border is drawn at the point where the freedom of other persons began.<<

In theory yes, in practive, try to go naked on the street and see how free you are..

About the article: there's no way I'll read a 16 page article on GPLv2 vs v3.

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