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elathis never said that copyleft licenses should cease to exist. In fact, quite the opposite: "I'd prefer that the platforms were more open myself..."
If you left the context around the quote, you'd probably be able to follow what he said.
Behind the Puppet license change
Posted May 13, 2011 16:55 UTC (Fri) by pboddie (subscriber, #50784)
Posted May 15, 2011 19:45 UTC (Sun) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
I don't see why the ability to deploy software on restrictive, proprietary platforms is dependent on the demise of the GNU project.
I follow elanthis's point. I also follow yours, and agree with the way you quoted in order to make it.
Elanthis isn't saying he's faced with a choice between releasing non-GPL software and having the GNU project continue. He's using a syllogism to show how little he cares about free software.
The syllogism takes the form, "Coke costs more than Pepsi. I would rather buy Coke than drink water. Therefore, I would rather buy Pepsi than drink water.
Releasing non-GPL software hurts the Free Software cause. The GNU project dying in a flood hurts it way more. Elanthis says he would hypothetically accept the demise of the GNU project if necessary to reach his market, therefore he would release non-GPL software if necessary to reach his market.
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