Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 19:37:26 -0400 From: Rich Rumble <richrumble@...il.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: GPL license is not free at all On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 6:06 PM, Milen Rangelov <gat3way@...il.com> wrote: > I still think the better solution is "GPL+unrar exception". I really > wouldn't believe someone would grab a password cracker and turn it into an > archiver. It could basically do it with either unrar code or say the clamav > port. That's just insane. That part bugs me too, the license is only telling you something you SHOULD know already, not to reverse(engineer?) the patented/copyrighted Rar archiver by using the "free" unrar code, and then distributing that work. I'm sure RMS and the FSF would not agree, it's one extreme or the other, just cause it says you can't reverse the proprietary algo means it's not free... extreme. -rich
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