[Adium-devl] [macsb] Re: Disk Images
soc at monitzer.com
Mon Nov 13 14:38:16 UTC 2006
On Nov 13, 2006, at 08:51, Colin Barrett wrote:
> *sigh* The GPL and the FSF make my head spin. It's like they're living
> in some completely different reality from the rest of us. I seriously
> think we should just say "fuck you" to the GPL and release Adium under
> some other license.
What license? I wouldn't want somebody like Skype to write a closed-
source plugin for Adium, and sell the whole thing for $49. (Skype
wouldn't do it that way, they'd earn enough via SkypeOut via Adium,
but that's beside the point)
> What have the FSF ever done for us? Zilch.
I don't know what the FSF has to do with it, other than they allow us
to use a working license without having to pay for a lawyer.
> IIRC, the last time we
> contacted them (which was quite a long time ago), all we got were
> thinly veiled insults at making a program for a non-free operating
> system. They had no desire to work with us at all.
Well, I certainly don't share RMS' philosophies, but I wouldn't
discard the whole license just because of this guy.
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