Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Nov 2005 13:41 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Users will be free to comment on the upcoming complex and technical draft versions of the GNU General Public License 3.0 in an easy way, according to Eben Moglen, general counsel for the Free Software Foundation. However, Moglen said Wednesday, speaking at the Open Source Business Conference here, the rewrite of the GPL is not an election and there will be no voting on its clauses.
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RE: GPL3 process
by on Thu 3rd Nov 2005 15:04 UTC in reply to "GPL3 process"

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"No one is forced to use the GPL,"

you're joink right? the gpl itself forces people to use it. That is the whole point. The gpl would be useless if it didn't infect code and force people to use the GPL

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RE[2]: GPL3 process
by Temcat on Thu 3rd Nov 2005 15:14 in reply to "RE: GPL3 process"
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2005-10-18

Don't use GPL code, and you won't be forced to GPL your own creations. Write your own code or take BSD licenced one. It's that simple, buddy.

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RE[2]: GPL3 process
by rayiner on Thu 3rd Nov 2005 15:40 in reply to "RE: GPL3 process"
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2005-07-06

Nobody is forcing you to use GPL'ed code! You know, there was a time, back when other people didn't write code for you to use for free. Back then, you had to pay for the most insignificant libraries. Now, they are free, and you're quibbling about the terms under which they are made available to you? Don't like the GPL? Fine, don't use it. If you want to make money off your code, you might as well write all of the damn code yourself!

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v RE[3]: GPL3 process
by on Thu 3rd Nov 2005 15:46 in reply to "RE[2]: GPL3 process"
RE[3]: GPL3 process
by Matt Giacomini on Thu 3rd Nov 2005 16:05 in reply to "RE[2]: GPL3 process"
Matt Giacomini Member since:
2005-07-06

"You know, there was a time, back when other people didn't write code for you to use for free."

Actually there wasn't. Public Domain code has been around almost as long as code has been around.

Someone commented before that GPL is more if a religion then anything else. I agree with that in more ways then one.

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RE[2]: GPL3 process
by on Thu 3rd Nov 2005 17:16 in reply to "RE: GPL3 process"
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Dear Anonymous,

I'm sending you my code under separate cover. Its GPL'd. Use it or I'll send my pall Guido over to introduce you to his brass knuckles.

Regards,
GPL Thug

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