Actually, what the GPL does is to deny potential users the right to distribute other people's hard work under a different license, one that doesn't guarantee the downstream users have the same rights in turn.
Originally Posted by Cthulhux
If you want "more freedom" than the GPL (ie. the freedom to deny equal freedom to other, downstream users), that's fine -- but in that case, you'll have to 'acquire" your base code from people who use a license that lets you deny downstream users those very same rights to the code which you yourself received with the code that you "borrowed". (Or otherwise -- you'll just have to write all "your" code yourself.)
Was someone bitching about "free-loaders"?
Last edited by Bernard Swiss; 11-14-2012 at 10:20 PM.