Morals, Force and Freedomware
Jun 23, 2008, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In my last post about Freedomware I tried to define it without
relying on the copyright law since I no longer believe in it. My
conclusion was that Freedomware, for me, is essentially more about
a particular kind of culture and mentality than it is about a given
license and that the only equivalent to such a license that can
exist in a free market is a contract with particular terms and
conditions for use and distribution.
"I further argued, especially in my discussion with Thomas in
comments, that ultimately contracts which require of users not to
copy the contracted software would fail in the market and be
considered undesirable by both the users and developers..."