BULMA: Why must we adopt the GPL license?
Aug 24, 2001, 14:00 (22 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Cacao
for this link. ]
"...We wonder if it is right that we spend a whole year
in our life to create a product and somebody who only wastes ten
minutes could make a product and sell it to our potential
Of course this person hasn't invested so he could sell it
cheaper or even give it free. In fact this person has got all the
sources, he can give support to the product, what would happen if
he changes it or if he improves it. So he would create a product
better than mine in only one month, only because he stole my one
year work... No! remember the GPL condition! " If you take
advantage of my work I will take advantage of your work." I prefer
reading this in a fair way : " grateful to the progress I could
reach, I wish my progress could help you to make a better
We all know that people are self-centered, we go on with the
theme "if you bleed me, I will bleed you" At the end it is the
universal doubt: What will happen if the laws are not respected ?
It is to say what would happen if someone takes a far-reaching GPL
product and he uses it to make an inaccessible, illegible,
A few days ago somebody asks how to protect us from people who
don't respect the GPL license.
The answer is easy, we don't have to protect us because these
people are the victims."