[PLUG] http://badvista.fsf.org

Cosmic cosmicstop at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 15:00:21 PDT 2007


On 4/19/07, Nishit Dave <stargazer.dave at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/19/07, Nishit Dave <stargazer.dave at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 4/19/07, A G <subscrive at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > >
> > > <so much>
> > >
> >
> >
> Part II
>
> Of course, both Vista and Linux are distributed under licenses, but there is
> a major difference between their terms.  Vista EULAs very minutely specify
> what you can do with it, while the GNU/Linux licenses, predominantly GPL,
> only disallow redistribution of the 'work' or its 'derivatives' under a
> different license, thereby ensuring that what has once been 'freed' stays
> 'Free'.  It is a matter of copyright, and not ownership.
>
> Consider it this way: you require a license to drive your car.  If you break
> traffic rules wantonly, your license can be revoked, and you would no longer
> be allowed to drive your car.  Software licenses also intend to do the same
> thing.
>

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