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Re: L4-hurd discuss

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: L4-hurd discuss
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 14:35:51 +0200
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At Mon, 27 Jun 2005 20:08:11 +0800,
Neil Santos <address@hidden> wrote:
> And I can't imagine the FSF allowing GNU projects to be released under
> the BSD.

They have no way to disallow it: Even if you assign your copyright to
the FSF, you still retain your right to relicense it under whatever
way you want, including BSD and/or proprietary.

Of course the FSF itself will _usually_ only publish it under GPL,
LGPL or GFDL, or one of those plus special exceptions (like the
autoconf stuff).

> Free-but-not-copyleft licenses allow me to share with everyone,
> including those who don't want to share.  On the other hand, copyleft
> licenses allow me to share code only with those whom I know would be
> willing to share in return.

There is an on-going dispute in our community if it should be "freedom
of" or "freedom from".  We struggle with the words, and meaning of
words.  But I think that's really secondary.  Frankly, I have no idea
where this discussion is going or even what is being discussed.  It
may be a good idea for you to take it to private mail, as it certainly
has nothing to do anymore with this project.

There is also gnu.discuss and other forums where this topic is
somewhat relevant.


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