Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Dec 2009 00:13 UTC
Gnome In the item we ran yesterday about GNOME and the GNU Project, one aspect got snowed under a little bit. It turns out a claim made in the iTWire article about the role a blog post by Miguel De Icaza was false, and even though the claim wasn't ours, I did repeat it, and therefore, should correct it too. I also need to offer apologies for not framing the opening of the article clear enough - had I framed it better, a lot of pointless discussion and name-calling could've been avoided.
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Nice apology/clarification
by fretinator on Wed 16th Dec 2009 01:55 UTC
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

I think you clarified things well. I don't take that for granted. Most wouldn't take the time.

Now let's move on to which is freer - the BSD license or the GPL. Shouldn't take long.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Heehee

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RE: Nice apology/clarification
by sbenitezb on Wed 16th Dec 2009 04:56 in reply to "Nice apology/clarification"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

Now let's move on to which is freer - the BSD license or the GPL. Shouldn't take long.


BSD, of course. Freedom only applies to people, not to things. You can't say a rock is more or less free than a piece of code; but what you can or cannot do with that piece of code is another matter.

Edited 2009-12-16 04:58 UTC

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Ed W. Cogburn Member since:
2009-07-24

Freedom only applies to people, not to things.


Good luck trying to, for example, convince a gun-rights advocate of that.

Issues of freedom are involved in anything people do, *but* since people love their toys...

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RE[2]: Nice apology/clarification
by ichi on Wed 16th Dec 2009 19:28 in reply to "RE: Nice apology/clarification"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

Freedom only applies to people, not to things.


Because there's no such thing as "free memory".

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RE: Nice apology/clarification
by kaiwai on Wed 16th Dec 2009 12:11 in reply to "Nice apology/clarification"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I think you clarified things well. I don't take that for granted. Most wouldn't take the time.

Now let's move on to which is freer - the BSD license or the GPL. Shouldn't take long.


I propose the BJ licence; if you want to use the code you have to give the main programmer a BJ.

It is a win-win situation; you get the code and the programmer finally gets laid. Both get screwed - but in a good way ;)

Edited 2009-12-16 12:13 UTC

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boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

I... can't believe you actually said that.

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