Freedoms granted by the GPLvX
Posted Oct 20, 2006 6:41 UTC (Fri) by masuel
In reply to: Freedoms granted by the GPLvX
Parent article: FSF should separate GPLv3 changes (Linux.com)
> ... I don't see what it has to do with the earlier allegation
> of 'selective blindness'.
sorry for the confusion
As we have agreed the FSF view the GPL is about users freedom and some
developers view it as about enforcing sharing.
If the second party are not aware of the first parties intentions or
assume they are the same as there own then the "clarification" in the new
version could come as a bit of a shock. It is this mistake on the
*developers* part that I was classing as "selective blindness", the FSF
are far from blind...
It could, therefor, I feel be argued that "in spirit" is only true of the
By changing the licence, any developers just meant "tit-for-tat sharing"
on there code but included the "...or later version" cause risk having
there code taken and extended under a licence that, from there point of
view, not in the same spirit.
Does this make sense?
(I know the bsd lot must be use to the feeling but its a new one to GPL
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