When Microsoft does something new, its purpose is strategic–not to improve computing for its users, but to close off alternatives for them.
As Abraham Lincoln put it, “Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail.” Property rights are meant to advance human well-being, not as an excuse to disregard it.
The GPL is an opt-in system. Don’t like it don’t opt-in. Join the community or not. It is up to the individual to decide and deal with the consequences of their decision.
Above all governments there are people.
Above all laws there are people.
Above all corporations are people