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RE: [Axiom-legal] RE: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Maxima] Re: GCL used commer
RE: [Axiom-legal] RE: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Maxima] Re: GCL used commercially?
Sat, 2 Aug 2003 10:55:47 -0400
> non-free projects... never deserve our cooperation.
> They deserve to be replaced with free software.
> > The LGPL defends our work very nicely without constraining others'
> > work. That is good enough for me.
> I do not like at all that some people could do some proprietary
> software (i.e. their work) using *my* free software work.
That is precisely the difference between your position and mine. Though
I would *prefer* that others contribute free software, I am happy to
have them write proprietary software on top of my free software. In
fact, that is part of its freedom. Similarly, I expect to be able to
use proprietary modules in my free software. I would consider it
grossly unethical (and probably illegally anti-competitive) for a vendor
of proprietary software to forbid me to link my free software to their
All that being said, I am not really interested in pursuing this
discussion further. I think everyone has laid out his or her position