[Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source

rdflowers base at chalice.us
Sat Dec 15 01:52:31 UTC 2012

You came out with a position on right and wrong.

Now you have dodged my questions with (1) its the company, (2) it  
isn't what matters. Pitiful. You are caught on your contradictions.

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     Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 19:04:38 -0500
     From: Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>
Reply-To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group  
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  Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source
       To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group  
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> Except in most cases, unless you have special arrangement with your
> company, you don't get to license your code. Your company does.
> But in the long run, I don't think your code matters, its what the end
> result of all your coding is.
> And as we have seen, time and again, companies are going so far to
> copyright codes that is so commonly used that is borderlines on pathetic.
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 6:51 PM, DaWorm <daworm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > But, if I choose to LICENSE my code -- make it conditionally available
>> -- you would say I have no right to do so? I'm limited to all or nothing,
>> accordingly to you? WTF?
>> I believe Chad is saying that according to Stallman, you should not be
>> allowed to "LICENSE" your code in the first place.  You should be required
>> to make it completely and totally free.  At the same time, neither should
>> Chad be allowed sell a product without giving away the code, whether he
>> wrote it himself or copied it from you.  Under RMS's vision of the world,
>> there should be no software that the source isn't freely available and
>> freely modifiable, no matter where it came from.
>> Can't say I agree with that view of the world.  In that world, the only
>> time anyone would ever get paid for writing software would be by the first
>> person/company that wanted that software.  No one else would ever have need
>> to pay for it again.  Maybe for documentation or support or even bug fixes
>> if the need is great enough and you can't wait for someone else to pay to
>> have it fixed, but not for the software itself.
>> Not sure I could make a living in that world.
>> Jeff.
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