[License-review] For Approval: The Cryptographic Autonomy License

VanL van.lindberg at gmail.com
Sat May 11 00:35:03 UTC 2019

On Fri, May 10, 2019, 7:17 PM John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org> wrote:

> On Fri, May 10, 2019 at 5:20 PM VanL <van.lindberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2) You believe an operator's ability to lock down the data they receive
>> from end users is core to the OSD and to the concept of Free Software.
> As Eric Frank Russell wrote in his story "Basic Right", you have a hold of
> the right stick, but at the wrong end.  To turn the knob up to 11:
> We do not believe that the "right" to commit crimes is core to the OSD and
> the Free Software Guidelines.  We *do* believe that using FOSS licensing to
> try to prevent people from committing crimes is a Very Bad Idea.

Understood: Almost any virtue, when expressed in the extreme, is become a

But some things, when expressed in moderation, are good and work for the
benefit of all.

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