you are missing the whole point of the GPL!
Posted Oct 6, 2006 14:31 UTC (Fri) by sepreece
In reply to: you are missing the whole point of the GPL!
Parent article: Similar in spirit?
I agree with mingo. The current language is asymmetrical - it says, in effect, "restrictions are statements of deep philosophical import and must be retained; permissions are minor preferences that you can remove".
I don't see any reason why granting an extra permission should be considered less important to the author than making an extra restriction.
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