Licensing response and an idea
brett at lariat.org
Wed Feb 13 18:55:03 CST 2002
At 01:13 PM 2/13/2002, Christopher Dewey wrote:
>With the exception of the copyright holder(s), (L)GPL provides everyone
>with the same rights. The license does not discriminate between
>developers and "potential developers".
Not so. The (L)GPL allows everyone to use the code in the way
that benefits him or her the most, EXCEPT for developers -- who
not only may not use the code but may be exposed to claims of
copyright infringement if they even read it in order to learn
from it. The (L)GPL is also intended to destroy their markets,
businesses, and livelihoods. The (L)GPL is thus extremely
discriminatory against programmers.
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