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Re: Recommend a license, please

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Recommend a license, please
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 14:22:02 +0200
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Ivan Fomichev <> writes:

> On 14 апр, 15:18, David Kastrup <> wrote:
>> > For me, "weak copyleft" means
>> > 1. non-greedy, that is the license must allow any software to get
>> > profit of licensed software
>> The GPL is not prohibiting profit.
> It does. It does not prohibit profit for people, but it does for
> software, which is not licensed under the terms of GPL.

In what way can software "profit"?

>> > GPL is the worst choice, even besides its illegibility. It is greedy,
>> I don't understand a single word of what you are trying to state.  I am
>> not even sure that you have a clear picture of it yourself.
> I do have. I'm nice and I want my software to be nice too. So I'm
> measuring it from my point of view, as if it were me. I would like my
> software to do all the things the way I would do.

Software is not people.  And it is impossible to guess just what the
software should do like you, and what not.  I consider it likely that
you don't want to have it go to the lavatory.

>> > and who dares speak about self-esteem being full of hubris?
>> Again, I don't understand a single word of what you are trying to say.
> I cannot believe, that human valuables are empty words for you.

Deliberately sprinkled over software, they are.

>> > 3. Self-esteemed, that is the license must require any modified
>> > versions of software to be also open source
>> But that is pretty much what the GPL enforces.
> It just restricts more than a nice license should.


Good luck.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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