GPL version 4

Mark Kirkwood markir at
Sun Dec 14 13:28:11 PST 2008

Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 05:31:15 +0800, Morton Harrow said:
>> I see with pain in my heart that the GPLv3 doesn't actually give the
>> users of GPLv3 software the liberty and freedom the FSF has been
>> fighting for. Instead they are forced to play by the strict set of
>> terms the GPLv3 provides.
> You missed an important philosophical point.  In Richard Stallman's world view,
> it isn't the user's freedoms that matter, it's the *software*s freedom.

I don't think it is that bad - the intent is for the software to be 
freely available for *people* to use. It is actually about our freedom.



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