"In this article, I hope to highlight the importance of the BSD
license and similar licensing systems, and compare these to the GPL
license. I hope to show that the GPL is more concerned with
political extremism rather promoting free software, and I also hope
to show that the GPL is "restrictively unrestrictive" and is not
all it claims to be."
"... the General Public License is not so much about ``keeping
free software free'' as it is about forcing us to accept the
extreme Communistic political philosophy of Richard Stallman and
others at the Free Software Foundation..."
"... the fact that the GPL can infect code derived from other
GPL'ed programs, as well as the fact that the output of some GPL'ed
programs must also be GPL'ed, is unacceptable. In fact, it should
be contested over its shaky sense of legality in these
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