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Re: GNU "Moral Codes"

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GNU "Moral Codes"
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 10:09:29 -0500
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mike3 writes:
> It seems the GNU licenses are designed so you can't just monopolize off
> someone else's work -- rip it off and pilfer it for your profit...

Copyright infringement is not theft.

> ...which is what incorporating it into a proprietary package without
> making that free would do.

And it is not copyright infringement if the license permits it (I assume
you are addressing the BSD license here).

> This may be good, but what is the GNU position on monopolizing or reaping
> a profit off licensing your OWN work?

Assuming that you meant to write FSF rather than GNU, go to their Web site
and read.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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