Re: The Show So Far
Terry Hancock <email@example.com> writes:
> On Wednesday 12 March 2003 04:34 pm, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Right, so here's what I'll do. I'll create a non-free derivative of
> > GNU Foo, which adds a splendid text-manipulation function that many
> > people want. And I'll write a CGI so that people can type in text and
> > my web site will run the modified GNU Foo. I'll charge people money
> > for this service, and never release my changes. The original GNU Foo
> > did make its source available over the web interface, but my
> > modification does not.
> I know you meant this as a code hijacking horror story. But I don't see
> wrongdoing or problems with this. By definition, you are providing the
> computing hardware to run the above service. That costs money and is provided
> as a service. You have a right to charge for that alone, IMHO.
I don't think it's a horror story at all. Have you been paying
attention to my recent posts?