Python is slow?
bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Wed Oct 1 02:52:40 CEST 2008
Steven D'Aprano <steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au> writes:
> On Wed, 01 Oct 2008 09:06:08 +1000, 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.
> But distributing modified source code *does* misrepresent the
> author's words, because you confuse authorship.
That's a possibility. There are other ways to avoid it than to
restrict the freedom to redistribute; for example, some licenses state
that modified works must clearly state who, when, and what was
modified. I would not consider that a non-free restriction, since the
freedom of the original distributor *and* the freedom of the
redistributor is preserved.
> If that is why the gnuplot people do not allow you to distribute
> such modified documents, then the only "freedom" they fail to grant
> is exactly the one you don't consider necessary for a free licence:
> "the right to distribute misrepresentations of the author's words".
We're going around in circles. I've already pointed out another
freedom they fail to grant: the freedom to redistribute a modified
work *as modified*. It's not equivalent to the act of
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