GPLv2 or, at your option, any later version
Posted Oct 3, 2006 6:43 UTC (Tue) by gmaxwell
In reply to: GPLv2 or, at your option, any later version
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
If he accepted your position he would reject mine. Is that morally justified?
Inaction has no special virtue... a failure to act can be just as unethical as an action.
Reasonable people can believe an argument that the FSF is not even acting in this case... but rather clarifying an intended part of the licenses which was always there.
Or, to put a systems analogy on it: You've used a module as a black box without reading the comments and documentation, and now you are aggregated because the new version of the module has had code changes so that it continues provide the intended behavior (as documented) in an environment which has changed.
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