OT: Free Software (Was Re: (Linux != UNIX) (Was Re: OT HP Networking))

From: Chuck McManis <cmcmanis_at_freegate.com>
Date: Tue Dec 8 18:45:01 1998

At 06:53 PM 12/8/98 -0500, Max wrote:
>Why would he complain about that?

Because Richard Stallman's goal with GNU, and the associated legal verbiage
is to force all software to be free and make it illegal (at least in the
contract law sense) to make money on selling software. He espouses as much
if you ask him. He has railed in many forums, the latest I read was in a
crypto forum, on why this is, and why he has no sympathy for people who
feel otherwise. In his words "I have nothing against people who sell
software, and they should have nothing against me for forbidding them from
using my software in the software they sell."

Received on Tue Dec 08 1998 - 18:45:01 GMT

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