[cc-community] free software needed to make free content ?
bkhl at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Wed Apr 26 04:44:54 EDT 2006
rob at robmyers.org:
>> in fact, I don't think GNU-GPL requires that you use free software
>> to make free content, but I could be wrong on that one.
> You're right, it doesn't. Stallman isn't particularly strong on
> non-software freedom.
You're correct, but your conclusion is wrong for at least three
That wouldn't be implied by whatever the GPL is saying, since that's a
license mainly for software, as you should well know.
In fact allowing using non-free tools to create free software/content
will allow more content to be freed, and so is the _stronger_ stance
for freedom to take in this matter.
Other than that, Stallman is pretty strong on non-software
freedom. That's what underlies the controversies between him and
Creative Commons, after all.
Björn Lindström <bkhl at stp.lingfil.uu.se>
Student of computational linguistics, Uppsala University, Sweden
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