GPL – Our Sword and Shield

The License is the ONLY way of making those oppsosed to Free Software learn to respect our values THE HARD WAY.

That’s because it exactly uses the same principles, which proprietary software makers use to protect their software – namely by applying copyright law.

Hence in times where software-patents are the new weapons greedy companies wield in order to unlawfully take away ground already established with Free Software, we have only but one choice:

To keep using our only defense directly available to any programmer:
The License.

It’s our ONLY Sword AND Shield – and it’s a highly effective one indeed! :-)


Harry Tuttle