Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 04, 2006 12:18 AM
You're well within your rights to do this, just as you are within your rights to release software under a license that says it can only be used with unicode (because you think the world would be a better place with just one text encoding), that it should never be ported to any instruction set other than x86 (because you feel that everyone using the same instruction set helps the industry standardize on things), or that it can't be used with content which disparages evolution (which would be trampling freedom of speech if the government did it, but users can always choose not to use your software).
The issue is whether your skills as an engineer are better used to improve the technical landscape, or to further your own political agenda. The FSF is unabashedly pursuing the latter; Linus is frank in being more interested (at least than the FSF) in the former.