Re: [Gimp-developer] GIMP project's official statement on SourceForge's actions

On Sun, Jun 7, 2015 at 7:38 PM, Simone Karin Lehmann <simone lisanet de> wrote:
So how can a project which develops and publishes GPL’ed software ask somebody to give up the rights the 
GPL grants?

Or am I missing the point?

These are not demands being made because of the GPL, but additional
expectations to be had of a service purporting to be a friendly host
towards open source and free software projects.

In my opinion, places where short term profits and something “not
being illegal” is sufficient motivation to do business developments –
places like the win32 platform with misleading ads, trojaned
installers and malicious download helpers like SourceForge
provide(s/d) is an argument to avoid affiliation with them in the
future for both GIMP and other projects.

GIMP already has a presence on the win32 and it is in the GIMP
projects interest to try helping shield operators of GIMP on the
platform from being harmed by these problems as well as to protect the
name and reputation of GIMP.

/Øyvind Kolås

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