[Haskell-cafe] Hmm, what license to use?

Colin Paul Adams colin at colina.demon.co.uk
Fri Sep 26 04:37:14 EDT 2008

>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Davie <tom.davie at gmail.com> writes:

    Thomas> Sorry, this isn't the most relevant comment to the
    Thomas> discussion, but I thought I'd add my own thought re the
    Thomas> gpl/lgpl.  My personal feeling is that the point of open
    Thomas> source is to allow people the freedom to do what they want
    Thomas> with a piece of code.  The GPL/LGPL go completely against
    Thomas> this idea, in that they restrict what I can do with the
    Thomas> code to only things that are similarly licensed.

No, the point of free software is to prevent people from denying other
people the right to use the code.

Allowing people to do what they like at the expense of other people is
not freedom.
Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire

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