Request for approval: EUPL (European Union Public Licence)
nelson at crynwr.com
Sun Mar 16 04:54:22 UTC 2008
Matthew Flaschen writes:
> Russ Nelson wrote:
> > Matthew Flaschen writes:
> > > But what if translation X, say, doesn't require providing source code?
> > What if, say, a meteor struck the earth?
> To follow this intellectually lazy analogy, then NASA would realize it
> shouldn't have smashed the meteor into 22 pieces then let it slip off
> the radar.
Well then we should perhaps stick to realistic risks, then, eh?
> > > > Free Software in a totalitarian state? Why don't we also imagine
> > > > frozen steam at the same time?
> > >
> > > I'd rather have free software in a totalitarian state than no free
> > > software in a totalitarian state.
> > I think you'd have more serious things to worry about than complying
> > with a software license.
> You make it sound like it's only hypothetical. There are free software
> users in totalitarian states right now. Who do you think uses Tor?
Everybody who wants to have their Internet usage watched very closely?
> They obviously do have serious things to worry about, and free software
> should make their lives easier, rather than harder.
Fine. But if they're at THAT much risk, the concerns of a free
software license are probably way way down on their TOWORRY list.
> If you think being in a totalitarian state means they don't have to be
> concerned at all about copyright, you're wrong.
Convince me. Real cases, rather than fevered sophomoric imaginings,
would be a help.
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