I think, that GPLv3 is a license for which there came historical necessity.

Some people do not want their code to be used to lock devices. These people need a corresponding license.

And, I think that there is a historical necessity for the license, which does not allow to use the software by/for dictatorships/authoritarian regimes.

Because there might be someone who do not want let’s say his software to be used in order to prepare lists of political prisoners. I would not want to help even a soft regime.

The question which comes, then, who/how to decide which regime is authoritarian, which is dictatorship. Should the license contain direct pointers to the number of countries, or to refer to other organization’s assessments.

#software #free_software #open_sourge #gpl #license #code #regime #dictatorship #freedom

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No. I worry because there is open and #free source like #GPL, and then there’s open but a little less freer #CDDL, for example. It might be handy to know how tight the chains are held on their #proprietary or not-so-proprietary code. We saw how wonderfully CDDL worked for the #ZFS and the related lawsuits. I don’t see how simply being #OSD - compliant should be enough for me to prostrate myself at the alter of #open-source software, especially with the likes of even #Microsoft, #Oracle and others buzzing around trying to find ways to cleverly call something open while slipping in a poison pill if you do your own thing in the open. http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=962391&postcount=33

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libvlc (#vlc player engine) changed it’s license from #gpl to #lgpl. http://www.videolan.org/press/lgpl.html http://www.jbkempf.com/blog/post/2012/I-did-it This will allow to use libvlc in proprietary applications. I don’t think that’s a good idea. Moreover, there is an fsf paper about why not use lgpl for you library:

Proprietary software developers have the advantage of money; free software developers need to make advantages for each other. Using the ordinary GPL for a library gives free software developers an advantage over proprietary developers: a library that they can use, while proprietary developers cannot use it.
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/why-not-lgpl.html #gpl #free-software #lgpl

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libvlc (#vlc player engine) changed it’s license from #gpl to #lgpl. http://www.videolan.org/press/lgpl.html http://www.jbkempf.com/blog/post/2012/I-did-it This will allow to use libvlc in proprietary applications. I don’t think that’s a good idea. Moreover, there is an fsf paper about why not use lgpl for you library:

Proprietary software developers have the advantage of money; free software developers need to make advantages for each other. Using the ordinary GPL for a library gives free software developers an advantage over proprietary developers: a library that they can use, while proprietary developers cannot use it.
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/why-not-lgpl.html #gpl #free-software #lgpl

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