GPL License with clause for Web use?

MJ Ray mjr at
Thu Nov 22 15:28:49 UTC 2007

simo <simo.sorce at> wrote:
> Of course any requirements can be spelt as a restriction from the point
> of view of the distributor, but the point of view of the GPL is to
> protect *user*'s freedom not distributors freedom.

User and distributor are not two distinct or identical groups with
free software.

> Mj Ray is playing rhetorical tricks here.
> Nothing more effective that someone bitter that try to find faults at
> all costs and is confrontational.

Simo is playing the man, not the ball here.

But then, I am a bit bitter that FSF's hypocrisy in updating their
basic texts to match their leaders' actions isn't more widely-known
when me and my projects get such a bad press from FSF supporters.
What long-time supporter wouldn't get a bit fed up with the original
proponent endlessly rewriting its own core beliefs?  How can we build
stable shared alliances if the common ground keeps getting moved
without agreement?

I don't mean to be confrontational, but sometimes I'm at a loss of any
other way to highlight FSF use of tactics like lock-out, ret-con,
hair-splitting, and so on.

Hope that explains,
MJ Ray tel:+44-844-4437-237 -
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