On 2015-07-27, at 18:12, Oleh Krehel <ohwoeo...@gmail.com> wrote: > Marcin Borkowski <mb...@mbork.pl> writes: > >> And what if I explicitly want people to be able to use my code in >> a proprietary software? > > Then you're out of luck. Just like thousands (millions) of programmers > are out of luck when they want to examine the code of a closed source > proprietary software.
Good point. I like the conciseness of your one-sentence summary of the situation:-). > If I asked someone for Microsoft Word source code, because I want to > understand why my macro doesn't work, they would laugh in my face. And > then bring up that situation as a joke for years. A credit to FSF > people: no one is laughing at you. Myself included, I tried to explain > the benefits of GPL, but if you don't want to listen that's fine. I'm glad that nobody is laughing at me, though I don't like being accused of being impolite/rude/inflammatory - even if justly - and I even more dislike being accused of being irrespectful (and I consider this accusation to be unjust - after all, I came here to ask, and I plan to follow the rules, no matter how ridiculous they are). Also, I do listen to you - I just want to point out that, while GPL clearly has benefits (and I do not deny that!), it also has drawbacks, and that people are entitled not to like it. On a tangentially related note, as I pointed out in another post, you might want to make the license note on your blog compliant;-). > --Oleh Best, -- Marcin Borkowski http://octd.wmi.amu.edu.pl/en/Marcin_Borkowski Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science Adam Mickiewicz University