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

Manlio Perillo manlio_perillo at libero.it
Fri Sep 26 06:03:22 EDT 2008

Colin Paul Adams ha scritto:
>>>>>> "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.

When I compare GPL and MIT/BSD licenses, I do a simple reasoning.
Suppose a doctor in a battle field meet a badly injuried enemy.
Should he help the enemy?

Manlio Perillo

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