Re: Desert island test
On Thu, 6 Mar 2008, Adam Borowski wrote:
> Having a country non-free doesn't make a license non-free. In the chinese
> dissident test the user chooses to fight against the bloody murderer (who
> wears an uniform) -- he breaks unrelated laws, yet does not breach the
> license in any way.
A license that fails the dissident test *is* non-free.
You're right that it's even closer, but consider this: if the bloody murderer
will kill you if you reveal your identity (dissident test) the license
demanding you do so is nonfree. But if the bloody murderer will kill you
if you distribute source, the license demanding you do so is fine.
What principle can possibly be used to get that?