[sylpheed:35846] Re: Sylpheed

tristan foxtail at gmx.fr
Sat Nov 2 05:05:49 JST 2013

On 01/11/2013 20:57, cgw993 at aol.com wrote:
> I am concerned about non free software as everything should be.    I am
> getting clarification on what LGPL means currently.  For example, if you
> have a program that contains two parts, part A and part B with these
> licenses
> Part A - LPGL
> Part B - GPL
> Does there exist any non free software in the program?   If not, then why
> doesnt the program just combine parts A and B and have one license that is
> GPL?  I may not be understanding the GNU GPL licensing concepts correctly.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sylpheed-bounces at sraoss.jp [mailto:sylpheed-bounces at sraoss.jp] On
> Behalf Of sm0oojzz+sylph at fastimap.com
> Sent: Friday, November 01, 2013 7:53 AM
> To: sylpheed at sraoss.jp
> Subject: [sylpheed:35842] Re: Sylpheed
> On Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:47:30 -0700 cgw993 wrote...
>> I like Sylpheed.   My only concern is that some of the code is non free I
>> guess.   I am hesitant to invest in learning new software unless I know
> for
>> certain I am not being spied on, that features are not forced on me
>> whenever the developer feels like.  Non free code often can allow this.
>> Thx for reading.   Just wanted to rant about Outlook. Microsoft sucks.
> If you have concerns about how a developer designs his application, you have
> the option of designing or refining your own.  Find an open source MUA and
> tweak it to your hearts content.  If this is beyond your abilities, I guess
> you have to live with what is available to you for **FREE**.
> Your questions are legitimate

    * What does "GPL" stand for?
    * Does free software mean using the GPL?
    * Why should I use the GNU GPL rather than other free software
      licenses? <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WhyUseGPL>
    * Does all GNU software use the GNU GPL as its license?
    * Does using the GPL for a program make it GNU software?
    * Can I use the GPL for something other than software?
    * Why don't you use the GPL for manuals?
    * Are there translations of the GPL into other languages?
    * Why are some GNU libraries released under the ordinary GPL rather
      than the Lesser GPL?
    * Who has the power to enforce the GPL?
    * Why does the FSF require that contributors to FSF-copyrighted
      programs assign copyright to the FSF? If I hold copyright on a
      GPL'ed program, should I do this, too? If so, how?
    * Can I modify the GPL and make a modified license?
    * Why did you decide to write the GNU Affero GPLv3 as a separate
      license? <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#SeparateAffero>

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