This is NOT about interfaces!
Posted Nov 11, 2005 6:31 UTC (Fri) by hppnq
In reply to: This is NOT about interfaces!
Parent article: Debian and Nexenta collide
One of the nice things about the GPL is that it is actually quite easy to grasp. The license itself explains why it exists, and how it can be applied.
Which, unfortunately, does not mean that people are any less confused by it. Some parts are of course a bit hazy, but I suppose it's got more to do with the fact that people tend to cherish their own set of definitions and notions, even if they don't realize it.
Consider the extremely simple concepts of copyright and copyleft and how both are abused by both sides in discussions like these: lots of knee-jerking. What's all the more surprising, is that these are definitions, it's not like we've discovered a new law of nature that we can't fully understand yet.
PS: paulj, of course I'm not trying to ridicule you by suggesting how simple all this is, I'd much rather salute you for admitting you were, errr, not completely right -- and flexible enough to adjust your point of view.
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