non-military use license

Sanjoy Mahajan sanjoy at
Sat Jan 13 16:26:13 UTC 2007

> the license need not require that the licensee obey the law ["this
> software cannot be used to physically harm or injure others" is
> unnecessary].

Since the state writes and enforces the laws, murder organized by the
state is usually legal.  A non-military-use provision tries to reduce
that freedom of action, so it is not superfluous.

[I agree that such provisions are not open source.]


`Not all those who wander are lost.' (J.R.R. Tolkien)

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