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Why the GNU GPL Still Matters

Jul 16, 2009, 17:33 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

[ Thanks to Glyn Moody for this link. ]

"The confusion arises because there are two different freedoms involved: that of the user, and that of the programmer. As the official guide to the GNU GPLv3 puts it:

"There are four freedoms that every user should have

"That is, every *user*, not every programmer. The former's freedom is paramount, to the extent that the latter's is compromised, but only in one, very specific, respect: that programmers do not have the freedom to take freedom away from the user."

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