[linux-audio-dev] Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: Free Software vs. Open Source: Where do *you* stand?

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Tue Feb 21 14:09:42 EST 2006


On Mon, 2006-02-20 at 22:28 +0100, Björn Lindström wrote:
> Lee Revell <rlrevell at joe-job.com>:
> 
> > How can we expect people to abide by the GPL if we don't respect
> > their licensing terms? Stealing proprietary software is exactly as
> > immoral as proprietary vendors ripping off GPL'ed code.
> 
> While you do have a point, I can't agree with this.
> 
> In so far as moral can be applied here, restricting people from
> tinkering with the software they run is immoral, since it diminishes
> their freedom.
> 
> Copyright, on the other hand, is an arbitrary monopoly instituted by
> the state.
> 

<sarcasm>

    You're absolutely correct!  Let's get rid of copyright law
especially since the evil GPL is based on it.  Also, any song you write
I'll be glad to take and exploit for money without giving you any of the
money or attributing the song to you.  Good idea, how long did it take
you to come up with this?

</sarcasm>

-- 
Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner
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"As we enjoy great advantages from the invention of others, we should be 
glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and 
this we should do freely and generously."

Benjamin Franklin, on declining patents offered by the governor of 
Pennsylvania for his "Pennsylvania Fireplace", c. 1744



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