[Ma-linux] [Novalug] [FOSE] Starting the discussion
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Tue Nov 4 11:49:13 EST 2008
greg pryzby wrote:
> James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
>> You seem to Miss The Point. Ethics and Logic Give No Quarter. And
>> Action is either Right/Logical or Wrong/Illogical.
> You opinion and it is shared by many. However, I stand by, Free means
> free to do what I want. BSD is free and GPL is not. It restricts what
> can be done.
Depends on which angle you look at it from. It is the SOFTWARE that is
Free, not the PEOPLE who use it.
As a Free person in America and most Civilized Societies, our actions as
People are still limited. We may not, for example, Sell Ourselves (or
our Family) into Slavery; we may not Sell Our Organs without Dying
First, and even then, they must be given away.
Ultimately, the distinction may not matter anyway, as a company who
takes a Public Domain piece of software X and modifies it into Y cannot
prevent others from using X as they wish as well.
Perhaps this boils down to the Business view of the Composition vs
Inheritance paradigm that the Object Oriented people debate all the time.
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