GPL vs BSD Licence

nbco nbco at
Wed Oct 27 16:15:36 PDT 2004

On Wednesday 27 October 2004 23:12, TM4525 at wrote:
> In a message dated 10/27/04 12:59:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> gert.cuykens at writes:
> >If you buy a product what would you want ? A pretty box or pretty
> >software ? Finishing the product is just marketing and trying to
> > make a very pretty box to put the software in. When something is
> > open source and you want to sell it you are forced to make it the
> > best peace of code out there. Its what i call healthy competition.
> > For me open source translates into "If you think you can do better
> > be my guest" Finishing a product and making it closed source is
> > just plain wrong. Its  like stealing from the church basket. Every
> > body shares something and you want to take it and keep it for your
> > self.
> Are people who have written custom GUI front ends for Linux stealing?
> They're not stealing, they are getting paid for the value that
> they've added. Are people that sell bottled water stealing? No one is
> forcing you to pay for water. But its been cleaned and nicely
> packaged and it fits in your cupholder, so you buy it.
I have to say I generally really approve of TM4525's  attitude,  but on 
this one, you can't fool all of the people all of the time...
coca cola no longer sells water in England, even though it be real 
purdy, the punters, don't buy it.....

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