Subject: the perpetually perplexing GPL
From: Tom Lord <>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 01:39:18 -0700 (PDT)

I find rehearsing the very well known details and implications of GPL
tiresome (isn't gnu.misc.discuss better for that?) -- so I'll ask an
advanced question:

  Isn't the level/nature of copyright enforcement needed for GPL the
  same as the level of enforcement needed to shut down napster and
  large-scale deployments of decentralized p2p technology like
  gnutella?  How can you be in favor of Free Software without being
  opposed to napster and gnutella?