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Petition: promote the use of free software in US schools

Petition: promote the use of free software in US schools

Posted Dec 25, 2012 15:32 UTC (Tue) by metamorf (guest, #74608)
Parent article: Petition: promote the use of free software in US schools

GPL Type licenses? FSF? Sounds like they are trying to lock out BSD-licensed software while they're at it. Good thing it will go nowhere.


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Petition: promote the use of free software in US schools

Posted Dec 25, 2012 16:13 UTC (Tue) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

more likely, the petition authors never thought of it. For true believers there is no other license family or license authority.

Petition: promote the use of free software in US schools

Posted Dec 25, 2012 17:41 UTC (Tue) by Wol (guest, #4433) [Link]

Actually, it does say "complies with the FSF's definition of Free Software", which includes MANY licences, and includes BSD, and Artistic, and and and.

Cheers,
Wol

Petition: promote the use of free software in US schools

Posted Dec 26, 2012 19:24 UTC (Wed) by lindi (subscriber, #53135) [Link]

The original Artistic license is one of the few licenses that GNU does not consider free but OSI considers open source.

Petition: promote the use of free software in US schools

Posted Dec 27, 2012 14:33 UTC (Thu) by BrucePerens (guest, #2510) [Link]

Having been in court about the Artistic license 1.0, I can tell you that is no loss. Nobody should be using it any longer.

Petition: promote the use of free software in US schools

Posted Dec 28, 2012 23:34 UTC (Fri) by carenas (guest, #46541) [Link]

Interesting also that there is no mention of this in the opensource.org website, eventhough there are links to a similar proposal that was launched in Peru almost 10 years ago.

Petition: promote the use of free software in US schools

Posted Dec 29, 2012 16:53 UTC (Sat) by gerv (subscriber, #3376) [Link]

Which makes the petition self-inconsistent. They could have done with putting another 5 minutes thought into the text. <sigh>

Gerv


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