Completely unimaginative, naive, binary thinking. Is it just possible that someone might like to contribute back -- might even have significant contributions that they can and will make to whatever package they use -- but that for some reason outside their control, they cannot divulge everything they are working on?
Yeah, rationality and reading comprehension are such binary things. He was talking about "using" not contributing back. I can only go on saying what he means not what someone liek you believes what he means. He made no mention of contributions, only mention of use.
See, this kind of name calling is exactly why GPL proponents are often called "communists."
Er, huh? u mad bro? It's called freeloading because not only does he want something for nothing. That's called freeloading under a capitalist economy too.
You don't call users "freeloaders",
you only call people who might be able to contribute back "freeloaders."
No, I call people who want to take the free stuff I've stuck out there and wrap it up inproprietary licenses entirely for free "freeloaders". They want to take, take. take and give nothing back.
From each according to his ability; to each according to his needs, and all that rot.
Can we trade Marx quotes? How about:
Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others.
Except you're not even doing a very good job of following the communist doctrine ... because I'm not a communist?
when somebody tells you that, for reasons outside his control, he cannot utilize GPLed software, instead of trying to help him with his needs
You may have noticed the first option, where he was merely ignorant, I sought to correct. If he takes my advice then he'll be fine. I gave two options. He can pick whichever he wants.
Also with the LGPL3, the linking condition of which you speak is now gone.