Re: GPLv3 Position Statement

From: Sergey Panov
Date: Thu Sep 28 2006 - 01:35:31 EST

On Thu, 2006-09-28 at 01:15 -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Chase Venters wrote:
> > I sympathize with Richard on his avoidance of "open-source". I don't
> > necessarily take the same view, but I understand that his big concern is that
> > the message he feels is important will be lost. I also think some of the
> > things I've heard from the "open-source" side are too extreme - take, for
> > instance, ESR's idea that we don't need the GPL license at all. That sounds
> > like a nice world he's living in, but I'm not sure we're all on the same
> > planet yet.
> ESR is a nutcase too.

How did you manage to figure it out?

> > The final GPLv3 may indeed go too far for many open-source supporters. But
> > then again, it is the FSF's license, and it should at least not surprise
> > anyone if they are more concerned with the ideals of the license rather than
> > current market realities. Market conditions change; ideals generally don't.
> As long as you can admit that FSF is divorced from reality...

??? Ideals are always divorced from reality. But some shape it, and some
are irrelevant.

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