Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 20:08:14 +0400 From: Aleksey Cherepanov <aleksey.4erepanov@...il.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: GPL license is not free at all On Mon, Oct 01, 2012 at 09:53:27AM -0400, Rich Rumble wrote: > On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 5:16 AM, Aleksey Cherepanov > <aleksey.4erepanov@...il.com> wrote: > > GPL is a copyleft license: it forces you to redistribute derivative > > work under the same license. In GPL v2 it is expressed in section 4. > 9 times out of 10... There appear to be exceptions. I am not aware of any exceptions. The only possible exception I see is an explicit additional clause to the license made by copyright holders. > > It means that you could not add any additional limitation of freedom. > > Adding unrar with its limitation violates this. > > > > Does it make sense for you? > Who knew freedom had so many restrictions!! These GPL's restrictions are needed to protect freedom of every user. > I've also read the > GPLv(1,2,3) [copyleft]aren't as cut and dry as that because fair use > and partial-copyleft allow exemptions to portions of code to be > licensed separately. The lack of clarity is infuriating, in on breath > I can see it as a violation then the next I have no idea... there are > exceptions and allowances for dual-licenses, and linking code a > certain way... I agree that GPLs are hard to read. That is why Alexander Cherepanov posted references to common reading of GPL regarding questions most closest to our situation. I hope they are exhaustive and accurate. > Better safe than sorry, change to some other (free)library seems to be > the take away, because a lay person can't comprehend what looks to be > a straight forward issue. I am that lay person, for others I'm sure > it's cut and dry. I'm actually going to review my own code projects > and switch licenses now, I've been too naive with regard to GPL > licenses. Maybe http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/copyleft.html would fill you with spirit of protected freedom. ;-) It is a pity that a lot work were done on top of non-free unrar. I am sorry for not bringing this whole question earlier. We like magnum and respect his efforts. And it would be a big pity to drop his work. That is why Alexander Cherepanov proposed a plan how to keep this work legal till format based on fully free unrar implementation would be ready (http://openwall.com/lists/john-dev/2012/09/29/20 ). Does it look good for you? Thanks! -- Regards, Aleksey Cherepanov
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