Rant on BSD vs GPL was [Good ol' BSD vs. GPL]
grarpamp at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 22:57:25 PST 2015
> Georgi write:
> Dudes, you still using GPL GCC?
On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 3:45 PM, Lodewijk andré de la porte <l at odewijk.nl> wrote:
> GPL when something is everyone's property,
Unless you're not "in", then suddenly they get ugly like you
broke their communal bong hit or something. They used to cry
if you didn't pass the code around, now they sic their lawyers
on you. That's not very free.
> BSD when you ... just don't care.
Exactly, everyone is in, do whatever you want. And it's almost
as unlimited as you can get under today's mandatory law for
those who say copyright is fiction. These days BSD says
basically two things:
1) Do what you want.
2) Author disclaims liability.
It's hard to be more free than that under current law, yet...
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