Re: openbkweb-0.0

From: Thomas Molina (
Date: Fri Feb 14 2003 - 17:02:15 EST

On Fri, 14 Feb 2003, Adrian Bunk wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 10:56:21PM +0000, Jamie Lokier wrote:
> > Larry McVoy wrote:
> > > Please show me the case law which says we have to give you our technology,
> > > for free, and we do not have the right to say "no way unless you agree to
> > > not reverse engineer".
> >...
> > Correct. You have the right to say "no way unless you agree not to
> > reverse engineer".
> >...
> Wrong.
> Current German copyright law says that any contractual appointments that
> disallow the allowed cases of reverse engineering are void.

In my view a great number of things are legal which I consider unethical.
I believe Larry has made his position fairly clear and has attempted to
construct his license language to implement that plain-spoken intent.
Whether or not people agree with the stated position, I doubt there is
anyone who doesn't understand it. Why not just do the clearly right thing
and abide by that?

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