neat story

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Wed Mar 20 00:56:33 UTC 2002

On Wed, 2002-03-20 at 00:13, Xavi Drudis Ferran wrote:
> El Tue, Mar 19, 2002 at 11:22:06PM +0000, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra deia:
> > Boss: Does GPL really allow someone to use commercially the output of a
> > program?
> I don't understand. Most licenses allow the output of a program to be used
> commercially. I wonder whether you can forbid it. Even Microsoft  allows 
> Word documents to be printed and sent to customers or providers...

I told him that, but in his reasoning, you had paid for Word...

> One thing is having doubts about whether they can get enough 
> money to keep going, but doubts about whether it is fair to use 
> a GPL program?

His doubpts are if it is fair to have so much work, and then some smart
ass company makes a lot of money and not pay the developer for
anything... that's where he considers it unfair -- I couldn't demove him
from that point of view :(


+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Ghandi
+ So let's do it...?
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