I'm not as idealistic as you
There, now you've put another false label on me, even if less negative than "dogma". Please, don't do that again.
I think getting rid of all non-GPL licenses would, at this stage of the OSS struggle, result in less free software, FSVO 'free'.
1. Don't put words in my mouth. I am talking GPL-incompatible here, not non-GPL. Can you see the difference?
2. Getting rid of GPL-incompatible licenses would result in one strong community, instead of the fracturing set of smaller communities sharing nothing but name, and confused even about that (OSS vs. free software).
However, I think the DFSG are great, and I think the GPL is great.
Now that intro brought up my spin-doctor alarm. Sorry, but I'm too used to hearing this exact phrase from folks who don't really mean it...
I think they incorporate an ideal (...) with which not everyone is fully comfortable (that's where the "dogma" would come in).
There, you did it again, now using both "idealism" and "dogma" labels in one sentence. Stick a label, rinse, repeat?
Of course there are people who are not comfortable with the idea of freedom. Otherwise, you wouldn't have to fight for it, right?
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