[linux-elitists] FAT is the new GIF?
Fri Feb 27 12:01:51 PST 2009
> Coders who issue code under GPLv2 implicitly permit TiVo-type
> derivatives and redistribution. Those who use GPLv3 implicitly
> disallow it. FSF's views, and consideration of who is "bad and evil"
> or who was "asked" have absolutely no bearing on the subject.
Taken further, the permissiveness of GPLv2 with regard to TiVo-type
derivatives and redistribution does not necessarily have a bearing on
whether or not the FSF see that as a desirable outcome, any more than
Microsoft saw the refund obligations in the Windows 95 EULA as
desirable. Both licenses were later amended: the former to come into
better alignment with the FSF's charter, and the latter to maximise
Microsoft shareholder revenue. Neither case shows any clear signs of
duplicity that I can see.
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