The GPL and secrecy

Richard Stallman
Sun, 16 Jan 2000 19:59:44 -0700 (MST)

    Up to now, I've accepted all the minor inconveniences of the GPL for
    the major benefit of clearly participating into what I felt was the Right(tm)
    political community. If you stick to that interpretation of the GPL,
    then I fear I will decide not to use it anymore, because it doesn't defend
    the liberties I cherish.

The GPL does seem to do its job in defending our freedom for published
software.  I think you are exaggerating the extent of this weakness.