"The first disagreement I wish to address concerns the statement
'BSD projects are free, but GPL projects stay free.' GPL
advocates cannot understand why the BSD advocates are not getting
this point, and BSD advocates make accusations of Communism, which
are then argued to death by both parties. The problem with the
statement above is the different interpretation of the word
'project.' I, and I suspect many other BSD advocates, generally
separate the concept of 'project' from 'code.' While code is what
projects are made of, I do not see it as valuable as the useful
product a project provides. When I write a program, be it a site
scraper, or a todo program, or a UI framework, I think of my
project as the entity that matters. The fact that I may have copied
some code from one to another is of no concern to me.
"A GPL advocate sees an entirely different situation. To him, it
is the code that comes first, and the applications built from that
code are a secondary consideration..."