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  ESR: "We Don't Need the GPL Anymore"
Subject:   They overlook a worse aspect of the GPL.
Date:   2005-07-02 18:50:35
From:   cubrewer
Response to: They overlook a worse aspect of the GPL.

This limitation on the freedom of developers is the explicit intention of RMS. It is discussed in relation to the LGPL .. the gist is "Please do not use the LGPL. We (RMS and the FSF) prefer you the GPL like our readline library in order to force the GPL on projects" (go google "Why you shouldn't use the LGPL").

I guess if you're a fan of the GPL "virality" then this is a great idea... and if not, then not.