Linux and Main: RMS Condemns [UnitedLinux] Per-seat Licensing
May 31, 2002, 14:30 (44 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis E. Powell)
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"The founder of the Free Software movement is encouraging
developers to rebel against the per-seat licensing that the
'UnitedLinux' business software initiative apparently will employ
in its new distribution.
"In response to an inquiry from Linux and Main, Richard M.
Stallman issued a statement and call to arms to Free Software
"''Licensing per seat' perverts the GNU+Linux system into
something that respects your freedom as much as Windows,' Stallman
said. 'They cannot restrict the GPL-covered programs in the system
that way, because that would violate the GNU GPL, but the system
also contains non-copylefted programs which are points of
vulnerability. Free software developers, please don't let them
license YOUR program per seat. Use the GNU GPL...!'"