Freedoms granted by the GPLvX
Posted Oct 20, 2006 0:36 UTC (Fri) by wookey
In reply to: Freedoms granted by the GPLvX
Parent article: FSF should separate GPLv3 changes (Linux.com)
I develop embedded systems for a living, and I like GPLv3. Our company believes in the ethics part of Free Software as well as the practical advantages.
I'm sure you are right that some embedded manfacturers will not use GPLv3 software, but as numerous people have pointed out, that is only fair. Users are important, and deserve the same freedoms as the manufacturer (who is merely another user of the software in this context).
We are proud to give our users those freedoms, and hope and expect that people will buy our stuff because of it.
Wookey, Aleph One Ltd
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