[Trisquel-users] Re : Off-topic: The end of Freedom in GitHub

lcerf at dcc.ufmg.br lcerf at dcc.ufmg.br
Wed Jul 31 14:12:56 CEST 2019


I believe you are talking about different points and that you are both right.  
  The common part of your scenarios is "Alice develops a program; she  
distributes a copy of it to Bob, under the term of a free software license;  
she does not like Carol."

nadebula.1984 says Alice does not have to distribute a copy of her program to  
Carol (true by law: being the author, she basically does whatever she wants  
with her work) and neither does Bob, even if the license he received is a  
free software license: freedom 2, to redistribute exact copies is a freedom,  
is a freedom, not an obligation;
jxself says Alice forbidding the distribution, for instance by Bob, of the  
program to Carol through the license (she gives to Bob) turns that program  
nonfree for Bob (indeed, he cannot fully exercise freedom 2) but, for the GNU  
GPLv3, such a further restriction would have no effect, because it  
contradicts other terms.



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