"Free World" Software not Free Software
bernhard at intevation.de
Fri Dec 8 09:46:10 UTC 2000
On Thu, Dec 07, 2000 at 05:46:41PM +0100, Alessandro Rubini wrote:
> Hmm... I wouldn't loose too much time dissecting licenses. Nowadays
> everyone is promoting his/her own license.
but sometime we need to stand against false claims.
A lot of people do not know what free software is
and rely on us to point out, when someone wrongly claims his software to
> After repenting about all the time I lost reading, I have a thing
> to note:
> 1.4 FREE PLATFORM: A Free Platform is defined to be any Platform
> whose software component satisfies all of the following
> conditions [...] c. the software may be used for any purpose; d. the
> software may be modified, and modified versions used;
> Therefore, a platform including software released with this license is
> not a free platform, and the software itself can't be run on that very
> Disclaimer: yes, I know the ``platform'' is defined to be only the
> basic components, so the ``including'' above is restricted to those
> components. But the license is so free that you are not free to
> use it to release your own kernel or compiler or interpreter.
Puts it to a good point.
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