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Date: 2003-01-23 (10:29)
From: michael-grunewald@w...
Subject: [Caml-list] Re: License wars
Matt Gushee <mgushee@havenrock.com> writes:

> But quite apart from wanting to keep open (for myself) the option of
> using my code in a proprietary app, there is another very important
> reason I like the BSD license:
> I believe very strongly in informed consent in all areas of life. That
> means, for example, that when someone accepts a software license, they
> should know what they just agreed to. And unfortunately, most software
> licenses never get read; they're just too damn long and complex. If
> you're an open source developer, you have probably read the GPL, but I'd
> wager most end users haven't. And you have undoubtedly also used
> Microsoft products. Have you ever read their EULA in its entirety? I bet
> you haven't.

Oh, these poor little users that want to use software without any
effort, that's so lovely ...

Any computer user must have read and understood the licence (or, less
bad than nothing, a digest) of the software it uses. This is pointless
to care of the ones that do not. Even if they come from the whole
majority, faults must not be agreed but fighted against.
Michaël Grünewald <michael-grunewald@wanadoo.fr>
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