Public Money - Public Code: Helping with the campaign

hellekin how at
Mon Aug 28 07:54:24 UTC 2017

On Mon, 28 Aug 2017 08:18:56 +0200
Jonas Oberg <jonas at> wrote:

> Hi Hellekin,
> > I'm referring to 'commercial utilization' as used in the context of
> > what Moritz quoted.
> Thank you. I think the context is a bit muddled as it somehow seems to
> suggest the GPL is unsuitable for commercial utilization.

On the contrary, I suggested that 'commercial utilization', in this
context, and probably others, is used to mask a practice that is unfair
and anti-competitive. Often I use very concise language that can be
misinterpreted. To clarify, I think the argument, already developed in
1998 by ESR and the 'open-source' folks, that free software is not
suitable for commerce is a fallacy. See for example:

> we should make clear all countries, big and small, benefit from copyleft
> licenses.


hellekin <how at>

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