GNU discussion (was re:Free your phone)

Gabriel Ambuehl gabriel_ambuehl at
Wed Jan 24 17:39:32 CET 2007

On Wednesday 24 January 2007 17:15, Dave Crossland wrote:
> I feel it is misleading to describe code distributed in the 1960s and
> 70s as 'free software' - because software freedom was not recognised
> or enshrined.

Ok, now that's just being ridiculous. 

And besides, the BSDL predates the GPLv1 by a decade. And many would argue (I 
certainly do, but obviously not the FSF) that the BSDL is much more free than 
the GPL.

> It would be like labelling early farmers as organic.

Which they very clearly were.

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