Re: [OT] an Amicus Curae to the Honorable Thomas Penfield Jackson

From: Florian Weimer (
Date: Sat May 06 2000 - 05:29:59 EST (James Sutherland) writes:

> Using GPL software as a user grants me rights; using it as a
> programmer removes them.

That's right. If you don't think a long-term benefit will result from
giving up some of your rights, don't use the GPL or any GPL code. If
you think your model of free software is better, join the many people
who share your beliefs and help them writing software which competes
with the GNU system. Perhaps some day in the future, it will become
clear which approach is the right one, but at the moment, peaceful
competition is probably the best thing. And each side shouldn't
strive to have better arguments, but better software---better in their
own subjective view.

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