[Matroska-general] Interresting license issue

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Tue Sep 28 10:07:57 CEST 2004


Moritz Bunkus a écrit :

> Hey,
> 
> 
>>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.

That's what I meant. Bruce's move is going backward. It's strange, 
because from the start it's clear the OSS can be used for "wrong" 
reasons. As well as any technology anyway.



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