Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Sep 2009 12:41 UTC, submitted by nitsudima
GNU, GPL, Open Source David Chisnall casts a critical eye over the GNU General Public License and asks whether it's done more harm than good for the Free Software movement. "Looking back, has the GPL been a help, or a hindrance? And will it continue to be a help or hindrance in the future?"
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Question of Practicality.
by Kishe on Thu 3rd Sep 2009 06:40 UTC
Kishe
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2006-02-16

I agree with the writer on the fact that GPLv2 was far more practical for end user and programmer alike than GPLv3 that was solely made in purpose of boosting FSF ideologism regardless of practical side of things.

GPLv3 doesnt allow running the program, for any purpose...more so if you plan on running it on proprietary hardware and like the writer show you, you cant just send a binary package of your app to a friend for him to use, you need to give him the source code too bundled up or you're breaching gpl...therefore isnt distributiens using .dep or .rpm breaking GPL?

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RE: Question of Practicality.
by Glynser on Thu 3rd Sep 2009 07:46 in reply to "Question of Practicality."
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2007-11-29

not if you're still providing the sources, which is what all the distributions are doing.

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