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Re: [OFFTOPIC] Re: Licence of ts-comint

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [OFFTOPIC] Re: Licence of ts-comint
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:36:34 -0700
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Radon Rosborough wrote:
There are also those people who will argue that weak licenses are
"more free" than the GPL because they allow the licensee more freedom
of use and distribution.

We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name - liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names - liberty and tyranny.

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act.... Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of the word liberty.

-- A. Lincoln, Address at a Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, April 18, 1864.

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