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  • phoronix
    started a topic FSF Wastes Away Another "High Priority" Project

    FSF Wastes Away Another "High Priority" Project

    Phoronix: FSF Wastes Away Another "High Priority" Project

    There's a new situation concerning another high-priority Free Software Foundation project and the unwillingness by Richard Stallman and the FSF to cooperate with real-world free software developers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI4Mjc

  • prokoudine
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    @intellivision

    LibreDWG is still GPLv3+. QCAD was relicensed under GPLv3 too, but LibreCAD hasn't been updated against it yet, and I'm not sure whether it will be due to amount of changes in both projects since the splitting. FreeCAD is currently using a proprietary lib to open DWG in 2D.

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  • intellivision
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    Has there been a resolution to this situation yet or is the GPL still fragmenting these projects?

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  • intellivision
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    I do hope that there will be a solution for this situation, it seems a pity that license politicisation has gotten in the way of advancing open source projects.

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  • dfx.
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    oh, fuck off

    Originally posted by ворот93 View Post
    Only religious wackos are concerned by this stuff.
    uh-huh, and lawyers are priests then, right ?

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  • a user
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    +1

    no really!

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  • brosis
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    Originally posted by energyman View Post
    Gplv3 is less free than GPLv2. Plus overly complex. And while the v2 has been proven by courts, GPLv3 has not.

    So there are good reasons not to use GPLv3.
    Complexity synonym for Details. Details synonym for Clarity. For example, in HD you have more details and better quality as in VGA, more picture clarity.

    Moving to more Freedom means puting more Restriction on the antonym.


    GPL2 is less Free, as in "containing more ways to Restrict Freedoms".
    GPL3 is more Free as in "adding more Restrictions on removing Freedoms".
    You can also read it as: GPL3 is less Free as in "it is more restrictive to "have more Restrictions on removing Freedoms".

    But hold on, a Freedom to "add a Restriction" is NOT Freedom, but is freedom to Restrict.
    Last edited by brosis; 01-26-2013, 10:12 AM.

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  • varikonniemi
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    The enthusiasm Michael has for Valve, and the hate he has for RMS almost make me feel like he is being bought by some corporate interest.

    Why is it so hard to understand that in the long term these silly licensing disputes might prevent adoption, but it also ensures that corporations cannot easily just do their R&D on the public and pick up the fruits and reap all the money like BSD license is designed to.

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  • XorEaxEax
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    Originally posted by archibald View Post
    I'll admit to this point of what may be unforgivable: in my day job I write closed source code.
    Heh I'm guilty of that aswell. Well to be clear, I don't explicitly write proprietary code, I simply write code on a contract basis, I have no control of what those paying me for the code does with it.

    That doesn't prevent me from liking or contributing to open source though. Unlike RMS I don't see anything morally wrong with proprietary code, I do however see alot morally wrong with the lock-in tendencies which sadly often accompany proprietary code.

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  • thalaric
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    Unlike gpl2, gpl3 was partially authored by lawyers and was subject to a very intense public vetting. There's no reason to suspect it won't stand up in court. Besides, the worst that can happen is that the prosecuting party loses their license to use the code. So yes, that argument is FUD, just like it was used against gpl2 before it went to court.

    As for freedom, yes, you are more free to open source code and then sue anyone who uses the code for patent infringement. Congrats, if that is a desirable outcome.

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