[OSM-dev] GPL stupidity
streetmap at blibbleblobble.co.uk
Thu Nov 8 21:20:55 GMT 2007
Fixed on pyroute, sorry for confusion.
If you checkout the pyroute directory it should now give you this file:
...which explains all the stuff you can do with pyroute, without having to ask
FSF for details of the license
On Thursday 08 November 2007 14:52:24 Frederik Ramm wrote:
> the world is full of people who make us sign contracts where you
> "confirm that you have read and understood" stuff that you never
> actually read or understood, and we're not even bothered by that, it's
> just normal everyday fear-of-being-sued or whatever. I think it is
> stupid but I'm getting used to it.
> To those of you who regularly prepend their software contributions to
> OSM with the sentence:
> "You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
> along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
> Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA
> 02110-1301, USA."
> - have you thought of what you're writing there? If someone downloads
> source code from our SVN, in what way "should" they "have received" a
> copy of the GPL, and would anyone of you, when asked for the text of the
> GPL, actually respond with "write to the FSF"?
> Then why you do you put that note in your software?
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