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Re: The "Evil Cookie Producer" case

On Sun, 06 Mar 2011 12:43:02 +0100 Bruno Lowagie wrote:

> Hello,


> I'm confronted with a very special case for which I've written a 
> metaphor. I'd like your opinion on this case.
> Imagine that using software is like baking cookies.
> I would like to hear your opinion on this case

A few considerations:

 * metaphors may be useful to discuss an issue, but only focusing on the
metaphor may be very misleading, since almost no metaphor is a perfect
analogy: I think you'd better present your actual case, rather than a

 * I personally think that the GNU AfferoGPL v3 fails to meet the DFSG
(see my own analysis [1]), despite the opposite opinion of FTP Masters
(see their response [2] and my own counter-response [3]): as a
consequence, you'll probably fail to convince me that _another_
restriction may be added to the GNU AfferoGPL v3 without harm (I already
consider the license problematic as it is, let alone after the addition
of further restrictions!) 

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/11/msg00233.html
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/495721#17
[3] http://bugs.debian.org/495721#28

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