Rant on BSD vs GPL was [Good ol' BSD vs. GPL]

Juan juan.g71 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 13:34:24 PST 2015

On Sat, 10 Jan 2015 01:45:24 +0100
rysiek <rysiek at hackerspace.pl> wrote:

> > > While I admire RMS for his free software work, I have my own
> > > differences with him. For example his stance on Creative Commons
> > > -ND provision: http://onpon4.github.io/other/fsf-no-derivatives/
> > > http://rys.io/en/101
> > 

> > 	Yet another instance of Stallman's lack of consistency.
> I find him very consistent as long as we stay in the software
> ballpark; as soon as we leave it, especially if we venture into other
> copyrighted works territory, there are things that indeed seem
> inconsistent.

	I wasn't referring to copyright legalese anyway. I was talking
	about serious stuff like constantly invoking freedom
	while being a crass statist.

> > 	What I found slightly interesting, and correct me if I'm
> > wrong, is that one of Stallman's basic arguments for free software
> > is that individuals have the right to use their hardware however
> > 	they wish, but running propietary software means that
> > somebody else is controlling or 'owning' their hardware.
> I would say: that individuals should have the right to use their
> *tools* however they like, including fixing them, modifying them and
> helping their neighbours by lending them.

	Which boils down to : this is my stuff - I do with it whatever
	I want. 

> > 	That is a rather libertarian/propertarian argument.
> Well, as far as I read it, it's not about *ownership*, but rather
> *control*. But I guess to some extent you can't have one without the
> other.


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