Subject: Re: Software Licensing
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 15:51:20 +0900

>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Lord <> writes:

    Thomas> I think he means the distinction between copyleft and non,
    Thomas> not the distinction between libre and proprietary.  It is

But that's just as bad, for basically the same reason: non-copyleft
free software licenses are just as free as copyleft licenses.

    Thomas> also worth noting that, by (unfortunate) definition, there
    Thomas> is no such thing as a royalty on an open source *or* a
    Thomas> free software program.

Of course there is, if you have received all upstream code under
licenses that permit dual licensing.  It's a free software *license*
that cannot involve receipt of royalties.  And that's a definition
that has proved its worth over time.

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