Licensing/Structure

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Sep 6 05:32:22 PDT 2000


On Wed, 06 Sep 2000, you wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Sep 2000, Mark Stone wrote:
> > GPL is more restrictive than BSD. "Hijacking" is the bogeyman that
> > Richard Stallman tries to scare open source developers with: the notion
> > that someone could take open source code, modify and improve it without
> > giving back the changes, and use the resulting improved proprietary
> > version to eliminate the demand for the open source version.
>
> INCORRECT! No matter how much I can't stand the guy I do have to give him
> credit for how he has the license set up. With GPL, one can NOT hijack the
> code. That was the main reason why the GPL was written in the first place.

The you should have said correct there. That's what Mark was saying: GPL 
prevents this hjiacking, BSD doesn't.

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