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Behind the Puppet license change

Behind the Puppet license change

Posted May 13, 2011 16:28 UTC (Fri) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
In reply to: Behind the Puppet license change by pboddie
Parent article: Behind the Puppet license change

Isn't taking quotes out of context fun?

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.


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Behind the Puppet license change

Posted May 13, 2011 16:55 UTC (Fri) by pboddie (guest, #50784) [Link]

I think we can all read the original comment to gain the full context without having to type it out (or copy and paste it) ourselves. That said, I don't see why the ability to deploy software on restrictive, proprietary platforms is dependent on the demise of the GNU project.

Behind the Puppet license change

Posted May 15, 2011 19:45 UTC (Sun) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954) [Link]

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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