Re: Software Mestizo Manifesto

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Tue Feb 06 2001 - 23:56:42 EST

On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, Roberto Diaz wrote:

> I am trying to make a manifesto in order to attach it to all my
> gpl'd developments..

> I am doing this because gpl'd developments usually involves
> people all around the world.. and being aware that a lot of
> gpl'd / GNU resources are used by fascist, terrorist and that
> kind of "people" everyday.. well maybe is a begginig.

Quoted from the GPL:
  6. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the
Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the
original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to
these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further
restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein.
You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by third parties to
this License.

Your "ethical" statement is incompatible with the GPL.

(And, IMHO, unethical since it restricts the freedom of
use on free software, but lets not start about that since
we're off-topic for linux-kernel anyway...)



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