четверг, 12 декабря 2013 г.

GPL is not charity

One can always hear or read something like "GPL does not mean free, it restricts some rights". And they are right. GPL is not about charity unlike many of BSD-like licences. GPL has its purposes: motivation for contribution, gathering knowledge, growing. GPL has never been supposed to be a charity. GPL is about freedom for end-users and not for developers or vendors.