BSD, Gav, LGPL, Jeremy, and business

Roger Fujii rmf at
Sat Feb 16 13:53:36 CST 2002

Patrik Stridvall <ps at> wrote:

> > WINE should rise above this agenda and not become an
> > agent of it.
> What agenda?
> The GPL/LGPL works in ways that are almost the dual to fair use.
> Very simplified: It uses copyright to extend fair use.

No.  If anything, it seems to be using licencing rules 
to negate copyrights.  It really wants to make a copyright
into "a right to copy it".  Even taking what you say, if you
extend what is "fair" use, you obviously must be making it
less fair somewhere else....


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