Can we stop this sub-thread?
Posted Feb 1, 2012 1:38 UTC (Wed) by BrucePerens
In reply to: Can we stop this sub-thread?
Parent article: Garrett: The ongoing fight against GPL enforcement
If you are OK with corporations doing whatever they want with your code and never returning anything, you will prefer BSD over GPL.
If you think Tivo-ization is OK, you will prefer GPL2 to GPL3.
If you think running Free Software inside of Google and never providing the source code (because it's never distributed) is OK, you will prefer the GPL class of licenses over the Affero GPL class.
Making free software, for me, was about empowering people, not giving welfare to the world's richest corporations. So, these days I put Affero GPL3 on my software, and I offer a commercial license for $$$ to folks who don't like that.
Some would have you believe that I am crazy or evil or trying to compel people to do something against their will, or some religious zealot.
But I see this as economics rather than politics or religion. I have chosen the economic structure that helps people who want to share most effectively, and lets people who don't want to share pay for the privilege and help to develop more software that is shared.
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