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Re: GNU "Moral Codes"

From: mike3
Subject: Re: GNU "Moral Codes"
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 19:20:37 -0700
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On Aug 20, 9:09 am, John Hasler <> wrote:
> 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.

No, alright.

> > ...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).

I was addressing the GNU license, ie. the GPL.

> > 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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