More on Protecting Source Code

David LeBlanc whisper at oz.net
Tue Sep 17 12:20:18 CEST 2002


> The state has given you the 'right' to use the power of its court and
> police to forcibly restrict people that use information you have created
> in violation of copy-restriction laws.

I don't know what country you're in, but in mine, at least in theory, we ARE
the state! We elected those who make the laws we live by and, again at least
in theory, we can vote them out when they get out of line (like the current
bums, but I digress). We have an independent judiciary to protect us against
the more egregious misventures of our legislation and executive branches
too.

> But that is not enough for you. You also want the 'right' to
> complain about
> something that was given to you freely and expect that righteous rants
> about your view of intellectual property laws will somehow compel people
> to modify it to your specification without compensation.
>
> 	Oren
>

Please explain to me where I was complaining? I pointed out what I see as a
limitation of Python. As I just said elsewhere, Python didn't get to where
it is by impuning and misrepresting the character of those who offer
criticisms.

Vote Democrat in November!

Dave LeBlanc
Seattle, WA USA





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