Re: [ba-ohs-talk] More bad news about the GPL License: Fwd: [Gxl] GCC Licencing and XML extracts
You can run, but you can't hide from rms.... :-) (01)
"The hardest single part of building a software system
is deciding precisely what to build." -- Frederick Brooks (02)
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From: Richard Stallman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: Re: [ba-ohs-talk] More bad news about the GPL License: Fwd: [Gxl]
GCC Licencing and XML extracts (03)
> wanted to generate a discussion about the ethics of
> creation of closed source tools that use/abuse the GPL
> and specifically the GCC:
> "Closed source" being the contrary of "open source", that and "ethics"
> do not go together. The Free Software Movement says that whether a
> program is free or not is an ethical issue. The Open Source Movement
> was started (in 1998) with the specific purpose of not treating it as
> an ethical issue.
> GCC is the work of the Free Software Movement, but by discussing it
> under the rubric of "open source" you would tend to lead people to
> misattribute it to the other movement. Please don't do that.