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No objections to GPLv3? #1

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pfalcon opened this Issue Sep 18, 2017 · 4 comments

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pfalcon commented Sep 18, 2017

It's truly amusing that on http://lastgplv2.org/ , the link to objections.html leads to 404.

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Never finished writing up the page.

The bottom line is that you might want to put some link in there (or content under existing link). (Or people may think there's a conspiracy of bad guys like you and Linus, who don't value people's freedoms, which GPLv3 is supposed to be protecting better than GPLv1 or GPLv2.)

I appreciate all the links here, but I'm personally aware of the drawbacks of GPLv3 in niche cases very well (though perhaps not in your rendition which is always insightful).

Oh, btw, coming here on the (echo) of news of toybox having been included in AOSP. Congratulations on achieving this implausible goal! Will it make Android more "self-hosting" and suitable for development? Heh. If Google wanted that, they would have done it like that from the start. It's not on their agenda, the same way as "freedoms" is not on yours or Linus'.

And I find it insightful that you're about the only one of "serious" people who think that Android is useful for something and something should be done about it. Actually, if I have a chance of you listening, something which caught my attention reading your stuff on Android is that you refer to one single "Linux like environment" project in more than one place. I hope you're aware that there're literally dozens (plural) such projects. Literally, every other brave new kid (of those who will type on onscreen keyboard and peer into 5" screens) and their grandma went for a such project. As these kids don't know of cooperation and continuing work of others, they always start from scratch, and of course drop soon, so there's nothing which progresses thru the years. Such project du jour is https://termux.com/, it even appears to come with LLVM. But again, there're dozens, dozens such projects.

pfalcon commented Sep 20, 2017

Never finished writing up the page.

The bottom line is that you might want to put some link in there (or content under existing link). (Or people may think there's a conspiracy of bad guys like you and Linus, who don't value people's freedoms, which GPLv3 is supposed to be protecting better than GPLv1 or GPLv2.)

I appreciate all the links here, but I'm personally aware of the drawbacks of GPLv3 in niche cases very well (though perhaps not in your rendition which is always insightful).

Oh, btw, coming here on the (echo) of news of toybox having been included in AOSP. Congratulations on achieving this implausible goal! Will it make Android more "self-hosting" and suitable for development? Heh. If Google wanted that, they would have done it like that from the start. It's not on their agenda, the same way as "freedoms" is not on yours or Linus'.

And I find it insightful that you're about the only one of "serious" people who think that Android is useful for something and something should be done about it. Actually, if I have a chance of you listening, something which caught my attention reading your stuff on Android is that you refer to one single "Linux like environment" project in more than one place. I hope you're aware that there're literally dozens (plural) such projects. Literally, every other brave new kid (of those who will type on onscreen keyboard and peer into 5" screens) and their grandma went for a such project. As these kids don't know of cooperation and continuing work of others, they always start from scratch, and of course drop soon, so there's nothing which progresses thru the years. Such project du jour is https://termux.com/, it even appears to come with LLVM. But again, there're dozens, dozens such projects.

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