[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: The Show So Far

David Turner <novalis@novalis.org> writes:

> On Wed, 2003-03-12 at 04:27, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > David Turner <novalis@novalis.org> writes:
> > 
> > > There are freedoms that you get from having the source code other than
> > > replacing the version you're interacting with.  You can learn how
> > > algorithms work.  You can incorporate it into other software systems.
> > 
> > I could get freedoms by having the tax returns of the people who
> > modified the software too.  Why should that not also be part of the
> > license? 
> Because those tax returns have nothing to do with Free Software, while
> the source code to actual Free Soware you modified, does.

Hardly.  Do you really think that a nefarious person couldn't put Ted
Turner's tax returns to help free software?

Or how about this: you must, as a condition of copying, take three
classes in software design.  There, that surely helps with free
software, right?

Reply to: