non-military use license

Dirk Huenniger hunniger at
Thu Jan 11 20:36:57 UTC 2007

I think that kind of license will NOT prevent anybody from using you 
software for military purposes. A war is usually started by people who 
have got very much political power in a country, so they will just turn 
your license into public domain by chaning the law in that coutry, in 
case they need it for the war. If they win the war, their law will, keep 
in power an thus they used your software legally. If they lose they will 
be killed or a least severly punished. The reasons will be defined by 
the winning country. The punishment will not depent on whether they, 
used the corectly licensed software in this war. I think there are a lot 
of problems in this field, but I don't think licenses will solve any of 
Cheers Dirk

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