non-military use license

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Jan 11 20:17:53 UTC 2007

Lawrence Rosen scripsit:

> The software license need not say that it can be appropriate, in a
> self-defense situation, to hit a mugger in the head with the jewel case. 
> Of course, that's more difficult when the software is downloaded in softcopy
> form and the justification is "I killed this guy with my software in
> self-defense."

Sure.  "I shot him with my computer-controlled laser using software
I downloaded from"

> Sometimes hypotheticals get so outrageous that they become fun again.


Dream projects long deferred             John Cowan <cowan at>
usually bite the wax tadpole.  
        --James Lileks

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