Re: [hackers-il] Controversial opinion of ESR + my own comments about GPL vs. LGPL
- On Fri, 01 Jul 2005 22:05:51 +0300
Omer Zak <omerz@...> wrote:
>I do not think that would be fair, as IMHO they both have different
> It would have been more profitable to debate whether LGPL is better
> than GPL.
>I don't believe this is the case, what the GPL tries to do IMHO is to
> LGPL allows proprietary software to continue to exist. It only
> prevents people from modifying and distributing modified Free
> Software not under the terms of a Free Software license. LGPL would
> have been powerful enough to prevent Unix from splintering if Unix
> were licensed under LGPL.
> GPL, on the other hand, tries to banish proprietary software.
prevent itself from becoming proprietary software, thus remaining free.
My using a GPL'd project does not prevent me from using or creating
proprietary software, even allowing me to freely use the output of same
as input or as code.
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