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Still in growing pains

Posted by: TK on February 04, 2008 07:15 PM
I am the author. One of the points I tried to get across is the FOSS growing pains it's going through right now. I personally don't think there will ever be a perfect happy medium but we can get close. In this utopia, all of the legalities, usability issues, Freedom, and free-ness will thrive all at once. I believe the framework is already in place.

I do disagree, however, that GPLv3 is anti-freedom. In one of the blogs linked in the article, that blog's author goes over the issues between the GPL and the BSD licenses, and comes to a very good conclusion. Extrapolate that reasoning to GPLv3 and the goal appears to be _sustainable_ freedom versus _absolute_ freedom. I try to wrap my mind around that necessary irony (needing control in order to sustain some modicum of freedom) and end up cross-eyed. ;)

Perhaps we disagree, then, on the degree of control required.
[Modified by: TK on February 04, 2008 08:23 PM]

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