Savannah rejects a project because it uses GPL
mjr at phonecoop.coop
Tue Feb 28 10:09:51 UTC 2006
I'm sure this thread is killfiled/filtered by most by now, so I'll
keep to points of information:
"Alfred M\. Szmidt" <ams at gnu.org>
> Did I claim that you did? No. You implied it on the other hand.
I am not to blame for what you read between the lines of my emails.
> Only if you stop cluttering the list with abusrd lies.
TTBOMK, I have not lied. Your request is like "do you still deny
that you beat children?"
> If you wish to
> know what happened, please ask the Savannah hackers. You have
> obviously not done so, and instead of doing this, you went on a
> personal crusade without knowing what actually happened.
I did ask. Of course people are reluctant to admit errors. The
usual tactic is to apply pressure while offering a good solution
that doesn't make them admit any mistakes. Usually, I care more
about the future than the past.
> This isn't the first time you do this.
Indeed. Nothing to be ashamed of. My estimates are often good.
> > It's far from obvious to me why I should allow the BNP or whoever
> > to print updated copies of a manual and forbid recipients from
> > removing their manifesto from it, as FDL use would permit.
> This is clearly written at http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-doc.html
Not clearly. The justification there is mostly RMS's arbitrary
and inconsistent beliefs and that's not enough. I think
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-gfdl.html is more the reasons,
but my work is not for sale to the BNP for that low price.
> > > And you can use the GPL if you would like to, just like with
> > > licensing your work under the GPL. [...]
> > Can you use the GPL alone? It's my understanding that would be
> > forbidden by the planned policy change.
> Please ask the Savannah hackers.
I have. You're contradicting them. Why?
> > If the FDL's not buggy, why do you refer to its problems in another
> > email today?
> Please stop claiming things I didn't even imply. You have on a
> repeated basis invented claims. It is silly, please stop it. You
> were answering to a sentence where I wrote something along the lines
> of `The GFDL does not have the problems that you claim it to have'.
> The GFDL does have problems, but none of which you claim it to have.
And you wrote that to object to me calling the FDL a known-buggy
licence, so I concluded that you believed it has no known bugs.
TTBOMK, I have not invented claims. Please stop making wild
unsubstantiateable allegations all the time.
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