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Re: GNU licenses

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2006 12:22:02 +0200

"Alfred M. Szmidt" wrote:
> Factually, one can commit murder.  Legally one cannot.

Sure one can. Murder is both a legal and a moral term, that are not always 
coincident. It may be legal to kill, but still murder in the moral sense. 
In the legal sense, Murder is the crime of causing the death of another 
human being, without lawful excuse, and with intent to kill them, or with 
intent to cause them grievous bodily harm. When an illegal death is not 
caused intentionally, but is caused by recklessness or negligence (or 
there is some defense, such as insanity or diminished capacity), the crime 
committed may be referred to as manslaughter or criminally negligent 
homicide, which is considered to be less serious than murder. In the United 
States, manslaughter is often broken into two categories: involuntary 
manslaughter and voluntary manslaughter. </quote>


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