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Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 14:22:38 -0500
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ZnU wrote:
I understand that the FSF is really, really hung up on every detail of the GPL, but frankly, they're fanatics.

The details of the GPL are necessary to prevent bad-faith actors
from taking GPLed code and distributing it to users while preventing
those users from exercising the four freedoms. It is important to
the FSF that such bad-faith actors be stopped. There are other people,
of which you may be one, who are less concerned with bad-faith actors
and simply want to have a community of free or open source, even if
parts of that code wind up in non-free programs. Other licenses such
as BSD or Apache might be more appropriate for them.

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