no; it's free software.
Posted Jul 29, 2004 16:12 UTC (Thu) by angdraug
In reply to: no; it's free software.
Parent article: OLS: An introduction to Conary
Who are the "you people" you are talking about?
You in particular, and other people who shrug off license incompatibility as a non-issue.
It's an OSI-approved license, for goodness sakes.
OSI isn't God, they aren't even omniscient.
Even worse, it is their practice of blindly approving problematic licenses that created this problem in the first place. It all started when they let Netscape get away with MPL instead of convincing them to use GPL. Isn't it ironic that Mozilla project was eventually dual-licensed under GPL anyway?
I would really appreciate it if people would keep these ideological discussions off of the LWN comments.
It is not merely ideological as long as it has far-reaching practical consequences. I apologize for inflammatory tone of my comment, but I still think that usefulness of a license chosen by a new free software project is relevant to the discussion of this project.
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