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

Dougal Stanton dougal at dougalstanton.net
Fri Sep 26 07:07:01 EDT 2008

On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 11:32 AM, Thomas Davie <tom.davie at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sure it does -- it prevents the use of software for things that are closed
> source.

"Thing that are closed source" is not a use of software. Programs
don't become more or less capable of designing rockets or writing
subversive literature because the licence changes. The GPL provides an
identical number of restrictions in this case as the BSD licence.

Either way, the OP subscribes to the GPL ethic. Such arguments cloud
the real point of discussion --- which licence (if any) satisfies the
"permanent freedom" clause with some flexibility for linking?


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