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Re: [f-cpu] last word about license ;-) was Re: encore une couche(was: Re: [f-cpu] License issues GPL/LGPL andJuergen Goeritz' SoC)

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On Sun, 23 Sep 2001, Michael Riepe wrote:

> I don't like this "you may have a look at it, but don't touch it" kind
> of licenses.  Or worse, "you may look at it and touch it, but all your
> modifications are automatically mine", which is also covered by the term
> Open Source, IIRC.  No, thank you.

You are on wrong way.
There are two views to the world, an optimistic -> use BSD-like, a
pessimistic -> use GPL-like.

> I know that I may not be able to stop them, but I'd like to make clear
> that I neither agree with nor support people or organizations who harass,
> threaten, hurt, torture or kill other people.  Freedom to use something
> does not include freedom to abuse it -- and we're responsible for drawing
> the line between them.  In fact, all scientists, engineers and inventors
> are, but most of them tend to forget that fact, or ignore it.  Like RMS
> and/or the FSF did.

But in fact you cannot forbid a abuse use, because you cannot controll
it. Will be there a bad guy, who reads and accepts your license? No. 

What is wrong, if the F-CPU "infect" ideas with their license? Nothing.

On the one side, we have responsibility, but we must not include it in a
license. Also there are different views in the world, what is moralistic.

Bye Andreas
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