On 2015-07-27, at 14:16, Oleh Krehel <ohwoeo...@gmail.com> wrote: > Marcin Borkowski <mb...@mbork.pl> writes: > >> Hi all, >> >> after a short discussion in a recent thread, I have a serious technical >> question. >> >> Assume that (for some reason) I want to write an Org-mode exporter which >> won't be GPL'd. (Use-case: having written a few custom exporters, I'm >> writing a tutorial on them, and I consider publishing a *tutorial* with >> GPL'd code a Bad Thing™. (The idea of a programming tutorial is that >> other people can or even should reuse the code in the tutorial, right? >> And I see no reason to impose GPL on them.)) >> >> How do I do that? Is that even possible? Also, is it possible to get >> an actual answer to this question without spending money on lawyers? > > Like I said in an earlier message just a few minutes ago, you can do it, > but you can't use org.el or Elisp at all, unless you implement your own > Elisp engine that you call.
Well, I hardly believe what I read here... > The GPL isn't as evil as you make it out to be: in fact, it's not evil > at all: it only ensures that you pass on the freedom that you receive to > others, i.e. **you are not free to remove freedom from others**. > > As for documentation, here I cite a bit of Elisp manual: > > (a) The FSF’s Back-Cover Text is: “You have the freedom to copy and > modify this GNU manual. Buying copies from the FSF supports it in > developing GNU and promoting software freedom.” > > Just think about it: on 99% of published books it says: > > No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval > system, or transmitted, in any form or by means electronic, > mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise, without prior written > permission of the publisher. > > Now who is the evil guy here? Let's not beat that dead horse again. (BTW, hardly anyone cares about that notice on published books, and rightly so.) > regards, > Oleh Best, -- Marcin Borkowski http://octd.wmi.amu.edu.pl/en/Marcin_Borkowski Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science Adam Mickiewicz University