Re: A letter for Mr. Darl McBride - personal use
> You are not a leach. A leach takes something away from the host: when
> the leach is done the host has less blood then he had before. When you
> make a copy of my software you gain but I lose nothing.
Brett Carrington writes:
> Except a chance to be paid back for you hard work, in either money or
> source code improvements.
"Paid back" implies a bargain: that he told me "If you write this software
I will pay you back with x." No such bargain existed. I wrote the
software for my own reasons. Now that it exists it costs me nothing to
share it with him.
> That's what you lose.
After he copies my software I possess everything I had before he copied
it. Thus I lose nothing. Absence of gain != loss.
firstname.lastname@example.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill