Python is slow?

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Mon Oct 6 01:03:34 CEST 2008


In message <87hc7xqlnj.fsf at benfinney.id.au>, Ben Finney wrote:

> Note that I consider a work free even if it fails to grant “the right
> to distribute misrepresentations of the author's words”, because that
> act is an exercise of undue power over another person, and so falls
> outside the limit imposed by the freedoms of others.

That's the difference between software and, say, an artistic work like a
novel, poem or illustration. Software is nearly always a work in progress.
That's why we have Free Software licences for the former, and Creative
Commons licences for the latter.



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