Rchard Stallman vs Darl McBride

Levi Pearson levipearson at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 23:44:22 MDT 2010


On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 10:54 PM, Jon Jensen <jon at endpoint.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Jul 2010, Levi Pearson wrote:

> If the law itself were more liberal, there'd be no need for either.
>

I'm not sure how you could end up with the sort of requirements the
GPL has without explicitly stating them in a license.  If there's no
implicit copyright to creative works, then if you publish them, anyone
can modify them and not share the modifications.  I guess if the law
required all software to have source freely available to those it is
distributed to and did not provide copyright provisions for software
or allow licenses , that would do it, but that seems awfully unlikely
and I'm not sure I'd call it 'more liberal'.

        --Levi


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