Re: non-free and users?
Daniel Burrows wrote:
On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 12:43:22PM +0100, Sergey Spiridonov <email@example.com> was heard to say:
Producing and distributing non-free is ethical. If I produce a package
with closed source and distribute it, it is ethical, since it help
people to solve their tasks. It compels me to non-ethical action when
someone, for example, will request sources from me.
Suppose you package foo-nonfree, a package whose source code is not
available. Some time later, a user requests the sources from you. You
reply, "I'm sorry, I don't have the source code and so I can't give it
I do not have ready example on how one can compel himself to act
unethical if he distributes program without sources. I propose to finish
discussing the example which I already presented, before we will start
to discuss other cases.
Can you please try to find a flaw in the example already proposed?
Best regards, Sergey Spiridonov