Licence text and fabs
Posted Oct 2, 2006 14:59 UTC (Mon) by coriordan
In reply to: FSF is SOLVING a problem that did not exist 10 years ago
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
It's difficult to respond to your statement that draft 2 of GPLv3 is not similar in spirit to GPLv3 when you don't reference the text to say how.
The closing fact about no fully-modifiable system existing is a "Can't be perfect therefore all effort is in vain" argument. It's not true. 100% effectiveness isn't required, and isn't possible through licences alone. GPLv3 is making small changes which can close some real world loopholes - ones that exist and are used, not theoretical ones or ones that are impractical.
But the most important thing is that there is nothing in the text about signing up to the GNU Manifesto, or opening the factory doors of every fab that burns GPL'd software onto a chip. Lets discuss what's in the text - that's the route to solving the problem (if there is a solution).
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