Re: Gnome to be based on .NET?

On Mon, 2002-02-04 at 22:52, Crispin Wellington wrote:
> > How is he doing that?  Neither Mono nor GNOME are, or are going to be,
> > closed source.
> open source != Free
> >  X11 license is just as (well, heck, more) free as the
> > GPL/LGPL GNOME uses now.
> I disagree emphatically.
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> copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
> "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
> without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
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> -----
> Where is the garuntee of Openness? I take your MIT/X licenced code,
> modify it substantially, close it up and sell/sublicence it. No source
> code. Your not allowed to see *my* changes.
> Freedom to be enslaved is no freedom at all.
> MIT/X cant even be construed as more 'free' as in price.

If you don't like the MIT/X license how are you using gnome - unless you
have some GPL XFree server that you're not telling us about.


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