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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] More bad news about the GPL License: Fwd: [Gxl] GCC Licencing and XML extracts

My own, admittedly less personal, brush with
greatness??    (01)

Who knew RMS was even listening? ;-) I don't remember
him ever posting on this forum before.    (02)

--- Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> wrote:
>     wanted to generate a discussion about the ethics
> of
>     creation of closed source tools that use/abuse
> the GPL
>     and specifically the GCC:
> "Closed source" being the contrary of "open source",
> that and "ethics"
> do not go together.  The Free Software Movement says
> that whether a
> program is free or not is an ethical issue.  The
> Open Source Movement
> was started (in 1998) with the specific purpose of
> not treating it as
> an ethical issue.
> GCC is the work of the Free Software Movement, but
> by discussing it
> under the rubric of "open source" you would tend to
> lead people to
> misattribute it to the other movement.  Please don't
> do that.
>     (03)

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