[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hmm, what license to use?
jonathanccast at fastmail.fm
Fri Sep 26 12:27:07 EDT 2008
On Fri, 2008-09-26 at 18:26 +0200, Achim Schneider wrote:
> Jonathan Cast <jonathanccast at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-09-26 at 13:01 -0300, Marco Túlio Gontijo e Silva wrote:
> > > Op vrijdag 26-09-2008 om 11:45 uur [tijdzone -0400], schreef Stefan
> > > Monnier:
> > > > > When I compare GPL and MIT/BSD licenses, I do a simple
> > > > > reasoning. Suppose a doctor in a battle field meet a badly
> > > > > injuried enemy. Should he help the enemy?
> > > >
> > > > My answer would be that he indeed should, at the condition that
> > > > the patient will switch side. Oh wait, that's just what the GPL
> > > > says.
> > >
> > > This is a good requisition if he is sure that he is on the right
> > > side of the battle, which is a assumption the soldier probably
> > > does, but should the doctor do it too?
> > Yikes. I should go create a /. thread for this to move to.
> The standard practise:
> has enough moral compensations by itself to make you gulp.
Huh? Has that page been edited since you last looked at it? It doesn't
say a thing about military practice, specifically, except that it
originated *behind the French lines* in WWI, which I guess is where all
those German soldiers were taken so they could be patched up and
returned to their own side.
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