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Comment Re:Limitations of Linux (Score 2, Informative) 281

People do not complain because they realize that the lack of openness that you greatly exaggerate is only to require GPL'd code to remain GPL'd. GPL is not a license of "openness" -- it is a mechanism by which to counteract copyright (by means of copyleft). It is restrictive in the sense that proprietary software has restrictions, but in the opposite manner. You must keep it free in the same way that you must keep propietary software closed and proprietary by law. My opinion is that this is a good thing for furthering the Free Software movement. Stallman tries to make it clear that the number of people using your code is of no importance, but rather that it remain free.

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