Bug#118427: TP: epo -- Miner mode to reduce the labour to edit code
On Tue, Nov 06, 2001 at 03:42:29PM -0500, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> Years ago when I satrted coding elisp and wasn't concerned about
> licensing issues, I thought I was okay as long as I didn't load
> anything via 'require'. But obviously I was using other people's
> copyrighted code way before that.
Of course, part of the problem is that there isn't a line drawn.
What you choose can depend on your morals, your attitude toward risk
(and intellectual property), the laws where you live, etc.
And, if it ever goes to court, the decision would depend on similar
such issues (focussed on the court handling the issue).
Precedent is a tool used to minimize the impact of all these vagaries
but they're still there.