BSD, Gav, LGPL, Jeremy, and business

winedev at winedev at
Fri Feb 15 21:45:50 CST 2002

My only issue is that both you and Patrik have made your views more than
known, and it's obvious you hate the GPL and GPL-style licenses with a
vengance.. for whatever reason (which, as someone who has worked on
commercial projects involving the GPL, are not - in my experiance and
opinion - based in any substanciated fact whatsoever)..

So now you've made your point, constantly, how about we just take it for
granted that for every email sent to the list saying 'the gpl is good
because...' you and Patrik will reply with 'No! It's evil, RMS is satan,
viral licensing, noone will use it, blah blah blah'....

The amount of traffic going in to my mailbox will half then :)

 - Ender

On Fri, 15 Feb 2002, Brett Glass wrote:

> Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 15:30:59 -0700
> From: Brett Glass <brett at>
> To: Dimitrie O. Paun <dimi at>, Sean Farley <sean at>
> Cc: Wine Development <wine-devel at>
> Subject: RE: BSD, Gav, LGPL, Jeremy, and business
> At 03:22 PM 2/15/2002, Dimitrie O. Paun wrote:
> >Sorry, the discussion stoped being civilized some time ago... :)
> I've always done my best to be polite and civil throughout this
> discussion, while at the same time presenting the many strong
> arguments for my point of view. I've done a great deal of research
> on the effects of licensing. If I sometimes seem to be a lone voice
> (or nearly so) in the wilderness, it may be because I tend to catch
> trends earlier than most people. For example, I was warning people about
> Microsoft's monopolistic and anti-competitive tactics in the late 1980s,
> at which time many developers on BBSes and on CompuServe wanted to
> shout me down and ignore the problem. The xGPL is simply the new threat
> on the horizon.
> I'm sorry if not all of the responses to my messages have been
> civil. I have no control over what other people write.
> --Brett Glass

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