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Re(2): When open source projects close the process, something's wrong

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on November 05, 2007 05:10 PM
There is no morality in this world. Only cold hard law (or violence) to enforce your personal views on others. If you still believe in warm fuzzies, you'd better apply cold hard law to protect them, otherwise others will rob them from you. If a license just says share-and-share-alike and it does not restrict beyond that, you can whine whatever you want about morality, do's and don'ts, but at the end of the day nobody cares about your warm fuzzies. Especially not, if you yourself codified the means to rob you of your warm fuzzies in a legal license.

The reason we have licenses at all is that man is the worst predator on earth, so bad that it destroys its own habitat. Only regulated group force through law and enforcements agencies keeps us from trampling all over our fellow humans and some still believe that man is one big happy family singing round the camp fire. Go figure...



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