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Re: [Bug-gsl] misleading web page?

From: Brian Gough
Subject: Re: [Bug-gsl] misleading web page?
Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 23:15:35 +0100

David Jung writes:
 > Surley this is incorrect.  My (non legal) understanding of the GPL
 > is that it only has a few requirements, such as the requirement to
 > make the source available for free (or for a reasonable
 > distribution fee).  Surley that doesn't preclude people from
 > selling proprietary software that includes the GSL as long as they
 > make the source of their entire system available for free under the
 > GPL?  Am I missing / misinterpreting something here?  It looks like
 > you're equating proprietary with closed-source??


We make a distinction between proprietary (i.e. non-free) and
commercial software (which can be free software).  See
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/categories.html for details

Brian Gough

Network Theory Ltd,
Publishing Free Software Manuals --- http://www.network-theory.co.uk/

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