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Re: propose: `cypherpunks license' (Re: Wanted: Twofish source code)
Rick Campbell wrote:
> Public Domain status denotes more freedom than GPL. It allows all of
> the freedom of GPL and in addition, it allows the freedom of making
> proprietary modifications.
Logically this is (trivially) true, since PD imposes no conditions
while GPL imposes some. One possibility I can imagine is that those
who favour GPL and presumably also the ideas behind it could be
a bit more motivated to achieve a better quality of the software
(including maintenance) than those who put software in the PD.
Of course this is just speculation and I have no way of knowing the
M. K. Shen