[linux-elitists] FAT is the new GIF?

Teh Entar-Nick nick@teh.entar.net
Fri Feb 27 12:01:51 PST 2009

Rick Moen:
> 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.

"N'aimez pas votre voiture?                           Nick Moffitt
Alor, l'heure est arrive pour la brulé!"             nick@zork.net
        -- Mark Jaroski

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