Behind the Puppet license change
Posted May 15, 2011 19:45 UTC (Sun) by giraffedata
In reply to: Behind the Puppet license change
Parent article: Behind the Puppet license change
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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