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Probably another stupid question, but...

Postby Adcock » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:11 pm

Why is ReactOS still using GPLv2 instead of GPLv3 ?
Also ReactOS is smarter than a GNU.
So why not make RPL?
Copy paste GPLv2 and make RPL.
Is it possible to relicense GPLv2 code to a exact same (not to be confused with similar) license that has a different name?
If yes then please make RPL.
GPL makes me feel like GNU which is less intelligent than Human.
This is my personal opinion.

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Re: Probably another stupid question, but...

Postby oldman » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:35 pm

This is my opinion:
1. The developers have chosen a license that best suits them.
2. They have chosen one from an existing (already formulated) group of licenses.
3. The Free Software Foundation will take action to defend all of their licenses (ReactOS foundation will not need to waste time and money doing it).

Look here if you want to read all about Free Software Foundation licenses.
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Re: Probably another stupid question, but...

Postby Adcock » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:00 pm

Thank you for the reply. (oldman)
Good point (3).
There is an update.
Actually GPL is not the problem.
So, the rename should not be RPL.
The annoying part is 'GNU GPL'.
So, it could be 'ReactOS GPL'
Still it's okay.
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Re: Probably another stupid question, but...

Postby EmuandCo » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:31 pm

Oh come on... another "License X is waay more pr0n than license Y" post??!

GPL is the only useful invention the GPL ever made, rest is close to the usefulness of SCO and as naiive and stupid too. Anyways... I see no problem in calling it GNU GPL. And nope, GPLv3 is nothing we will ever use. Check the differences and then ask again if you still think it's a right way to go for us as project.
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Re: Probably another stupid question, but...

Postby Adcock » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:24 am

EmuandCo: Here is a guide.
It feels like GPLv3 is better.
What do you think and why?

What do you mean by 'pr0n', 'SCO' and 'naiive'?
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Re: Probably another stupid question, but...

Postby milon » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:27 pm

pr0n (internet slang) --> sexy, cool, etc. Do not google this term unless you want to see Not Safe For Work results/images.
SCO --> no idea, that one is new to me too
naiive --> naive (young, immature, foolish, etc). More properly written as naïve, but that is falling out of common use.
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Re: Probably another stupid question, but...

Postby EmuandCo » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:54 pm

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Re: Probably another stupid question, but...

Postby Adcock » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:58 pm

I did know about that(SCO) but I could not understand that you meant that(SCO).
I read it five months ago from wikipedia.
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Re: Probably another stupid question, but...

Postby milon » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:39 pm

Thanks for the link. I hadn't heard about it, but it has nothing to do with age (I'm older than you are, EmuandCo :P ). I've just never been involved in the Linux community.
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