The GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty ➶

torrent-of-ions’ in the HN discussion is right on:

It’s not really about “giving back”. There’s no obligation to give anything back at all and neither should there be. Rather, the GPL is designed to globally maximise the freedom to use, modify and distribute a piece of software. The only freedom the GPL does not provide is the freedom to take these freedoms away from future users.

# Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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