Mandrake and the commercial license

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at
Tue Dec 17 17:45:01 UTC 2002

On Tue, 2002-12-17 at 18:10, Guillaume Ponce wrote:
> In fact, there is a difference: with this free *and copyleft* /
> proprietary dual licencing you have to pay to have the power to deny
> other people de freedoms you received.  With a non-copyleft free
> software licence, it's gratis to do so.
> I don't like the idea of reducing freedom.  And I don't like the idea
> of paying to have the power to do so...

It's wrong to say that they are reducing freedom.

If you make a change you are not obliged to dual license it.

MandrakeSoft will simply not be entitled to use your modification in
their non-GPL license.

You may not like dual-licensing but let not say false things, please.


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