GPL & GnuPG
Fri, 14 Apr 2000 14:41:06 -0700 (PDT)
On Fri, 14 Apr 2000, Frank Tobin wrote:
> Jens, at 21:16 +0200 on Fri, 14 Apr 2000, wrote:
> > GPL means - as far as I understand it - that everyone is free to use the
> > product for whatever reason one wants. This is also valid for commercial
> > use and even for creating licensing keys.
> > Sorry to say that, but GPL means freedom.
> I totally agree with you on this point. However, I'm interpreting
> Warner's statment as expressing his disappointment that people are
> 'foolishly' still trying to use the concept of license keys to restrict
> software. Kinda goes against everything the FSF is against; not that it
> minds _that_much_ that people still exhausting energy trying :)
It's sort of like when people take a product with the BSD license and make
changes and release it under the GPL. It annoys the original authors
incredibly, but it is quite legal.
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