Launchpad is fairly well screwed up.
They still have the video on as of 6:29 PM eastern.
I'm assuming that hell has frozen over, because the first argument is that forking won't work because the GPL does not let the forker use the dual licensing model to make money
It's *copyright* that prevents the forker from using dual licensing, not the GPL. Where does Stallman blame the GPL for that?
Instead of some rich aristocrat, you would have donation from thousands or millions of people asking for new songs, et voila...
Isn't that essentially what copyright provides? It enables the artist to spread the costs of production over a large audience of individuals rather that relying on a small groups of patrons. With a couple of added benefits: the artist doesn't have to deal with managing and collecting individual donations; the buyer doesn't have to put up the money until the product is available (commissions usually require some kind of payment upfront). There's a reason why copyright is so popular. The problem is how far it's been carried and how it's been abused.
Replying just to clear a mistaken down-mod
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