[License-review] For approval: The Cryptographic Autonomy License (Beta 4)

Henrik Ingo henrik.ingo at avoinelama.fi
Wed Dec 11 05:36:35 UTC 2019

On Wed, 11 Dec 2019, 03:29 VanL, <van.lindberg at gmail.com> wrote:

> The use or operation of the software is not dependent on user’s customer
>> provided data being present...
> This is not really correct, if you think about it.
> I don't think it is debatable to say that some (most?) software works
> differently in the presence of particular data. The subroutines the run are
> different; the displayed interface may be different; the state of the
> software is *different.* Because the accumulated state is different, the
> actual functioning of the software, as experienced by the user, is
> different.
> I agree that the user has the ability to get back to the place where they
> were by re-entering the data and re-doing any associations made. But the
> latent potential for the software to work the same way is not the same as
> the software actually functioning the exact same way.
Taking this argument further, the user can also rewrite all the code from
scratch, and therefore all copyleft licenses (and open source) are
unnecessary in general.


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