Re: [ba-ohs-talk] More bad news about the GPL License: Fwd:[Gxl] GCC Licencing and XML extracts
This raises the question of how the free software definition constitutes
an "augmentation", in the Englebart / Bootstrap sense, of the
improvement infrastructure (at the human systems level), and how this
approach favors bootstrapping. (01)
From http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html: (02)
> Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy,
> distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it
> refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software:
> * The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).
> * The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your
> needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
> * The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor
> (freedom 2).
> * The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to
> the public, so that the whole community benefits. (freedom 3). Access
> to the source code is a precondition for * this. (03)
From http://www.bootstrap.org/augment/AUGMENT/132811.html#10G : (04)
> And the thesis was developed that the CODIAK set of knowledge
> capabilities - the concurrent development, integration, and application
> of knowledge - is important to all three types of activities.
> Therefore, if CODIAK improvement was concentrated upon early, the
> result could improve the first and second derivatives of the return on
> future improvement investments. 10G (05)
- Mark (06)
On Friday, April 26, 2002, at 12:20 AM, Richard Stallman wrote: (07)
> For the definition of "free software", see
> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html. I presume that
> www.opensource.org gives the definition of "open source".