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@isharefreedom@hostux.social @downey

Yeah, but no. FSF do not respect their own rule 0 in their GPL.

From gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.htm

"The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom 0)."

From the GNU Manifesto, and in some form shows up in most GPL's.

"GNU is not in the public domain. Everyone will be permitted to modify and redistribute GNU, but no distributor will be allowed to restrict its further redistribution. That is to say, proprietary modifications will not be allowed
Copyleft is not individual freedom of use."

@jmw150 @isharefreedom @downey I'm not a computer scientist but my basic knowledge of the English language tells me that those two things dont actually contradict

@Hyolobrika @downey @isharefreedom@hostux.social

They mostly do not. It is why groups like FOSS and FOSH are so successful. But everybody has their own license, or set of licenses, these days, and the particulars make these things distinct.

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