At 15:36 17/05/00, John P. Looney wrote:
>On Wed, May 17, 2000 at 04:18:16PM +0200, McDaid, Aaron mentioned:
> > But what if the binary was executed on the server and
> > displayed thru X? Or perl scripts server side. In that
> > case the binary itself doesn't leave the server (unlike
> > a shortcut to a share)
>> The spirit of the GPL is that people should be able to write code, and
>give it away, without other people profiting from that, or erasing their
>copyrights. It also means that people should always have to ability to
>modify the software.
I'm pretty sure I've seen RMS say he's happy for other people to profit but
just not profit without returning their modifications. The problem is that
the spirit is not what counts when it comes down to it and I don't think
it's clear when a binary has been _distributed_ to someone.
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