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Re: GNU licenses

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2006 12:01:01 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> That's like somebody saying "true freedom means that one shouldn't be
> prohibited from selling one's children into slavery".  

See Mike? RMS' school of thought, so to speak. This lunatic with AI-Lab
background happens to believe that his GPL restrictions ("conditions"
in GNU-speak) somehow "liberate" computer program beasts (created and 
"enslaved" by their authors) akin to liberating human slaves. It's kind 
of The Matrix Inverted with RMS instead of Keanu Reeves. Man oh man, go 
to doctor and take the entire GNU gang with you, dak.



In the conclusion, Stallman was asked whether it would be unethical to
"liberate" code that was proprietary. His response:

    To liberate the code, if it is possible, would not be theft, any
more than freeing a slave is theft (which is what the slave owner would
surely call it).

For those corporate staffers who have hitched their star to someone who
does not see a distinction between human slavery and proprietary
software -- I seriously suggest you begin thinking about a Plan B.

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