On 2/22/06, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 13:18, Christofer C. Bell wrote:
> That is *not* the spirit of Free software. That *not*
> "the whole idea."
The whole idea of the GPL is that if you receive something you
must be allowed to redistribute it without any additional
restrictions and any modifications must also be covered by
the GPL. And if you do redistribute you must make the source
That's right, and the underlying justification, the reason, is "being
a good neighbor." I don't think taking Red Hat's work, stripping it
of trademarks, and then sending it back out the door (regardless of
how *legal* it is) is morally justifiable. It's not "being a good
"I trust the Democrats to take away my money, which I can afford. I
trust the Republicans to take away my freedom, which I cannot."