Python is slow?

Paul Boddie paul at
Tue Sep 30 14:31:19 CEST 2008

On 30 Sep, 14:19, Ben Finney <bignose+hates-s... at>
> This is where the useful "your freedom to swing your fist ends at the
> tip of the other man's nose" applies: As soon as the act you wish to
> perform is restricting the freedom of another, you're not
> contemplating an act of freedom, but an act of power over another.
> Freedoms should be protected, but only within the limits imposed by
> the freedoms of others.

This is a very good explanation of what copyleft is all about. I
suppose one could regard copyleft as a means to preserve the "maximal
common freedom" in a system - if anyone else were to acquire more
power or privilege to do something, that would diminish the freedoms
of others.


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