Free Software friendly patent pools
Posted Aug 18, 2010 19:16 UTC (Wed) by Trelane
In reply to: Free Software friendly patent pools
Parent article: A very grumpy editor's thoughts on Oracle
That's fine, but ideals being great is tangential to the point at hand -- GPL is intended to preserve end-user rights and thereby enhance progress, not to enforce RMS' ideals. In fact, the GPL enhances end-user rights despite and sometimes in contradiction to RMS' ideals (e.g. can be used in torture equipment).
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