'GPL encumbrance problems' (jdow)
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Thu Jan 19 12:10:25 UTC 2006
On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 02:51 -0600, Mike McCarty wrote:
> Richard Stallman believes that commercial software with trade secrets
> in them are somehow morally wrong, and he set out to build a system
> which would not have and could not have any trade secrets in it.
. From a certain point of view, I kind of agree with the sentiment. It
certainly is a pain having to keep Lotus on a system, and Word, and
several others, because you have to cope with other people's documents
that don't work well in your preferred application. So from a point of
view of operability, I dislike trade secrets in the tools I work with.
On the other hand, I don't really care about knowing how software works
in a game I've played, or the set-top digital TV box, etc.
I find his views a bit extremist, even if I agree with some of them.
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