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From here on, Red Hat's new GPLv2 software projects will have GPLv3 cure for license violators

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Re: I have a better remedy...

> you're trying to control too much on how people use it.

The GPL places no restrictions on how people use software.

> ...terms like "aggregate" being applied to GPLv3 licensing where one GPL component may or may not force "the entire work" to be GPLv3, ... [L]GPLV2 is much cleaner, simpler, common sense, etc.

GPLv2 is no different to GPLv3 in this respect.

> I just prefer freedom over "copy-left" and Stallman's anti-capitalist attitude as reflected in the licenses. If you restrict what people do with it, it's not "freedom" any more.

You seem to only consider the freedom of developers immediately downstream of your project. Stallman, by way of the GPL, attempts to maximise the freedoms of everyone in the chain of possession, right down to the end user.

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