[Matroska-general] Interresting license issue

Moritz Bunkus moritz at bunkus.org
Tue Sep 28 09:56:24 CEST 2004


> Bruce Perens created the open source "rules", which among others state 
> that an open source code should be free to anyone, ie regardless of 
> political or ethical sides. IMO that's a big move backward. Who is wise 
> enough to decide what is evil and what is not ???

Huh? Have you gotten that backwards? If code is free for anyone then you
do NOT have to decide between "good" and "evil", so that's good
(IMHO). The GPL also states that you may not put restrictions on the
code as to who may use it and who may not if I'm not mistaken.


If Darl McBride was in charge, he'd probably make marriage
unconstitutional too, since clearly it de-emphasizes the commercial
nature of normal human interaction, and probably is a major impediment
to the commercial growth of prostitution. - Linus Torvalds

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