On 3/14/07, Eleanor McHugh <eleanor / games-with-brains.com> wrote:
> On 14 Mar 2007, at 10:27, Chad Perrin wrote:
> > I also think that once you *give away* or *sell* something, it is *no
> > longer yours* and you no longer have a right, as author or
> > otherwise, to
> > dictate how others dispose of it.  Period.  If you want to maintain
> > control of it, keep it in your possession.  Otherwise, recognize that
> > giving up possession (without explicit contractual agreements)
> > should be
> > synonymous with giving up control.
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> Which if course is the main point of contention between the BSD and
> GPL camps. If I were to release code under BSD it would ensure I
> received recognition for the effort involved in writing it, if I
> released under GPL it would allow me to control how distributors and
> derivators used the code. The former is essentially a gift to the
> community (in the same way as a named Hospital Wing) whilst the
> latter is more akin to a feudal patent - only one where the
> obligation is measured in source code distribution and resubmission.

That is not so, you do not have to contribute there is no obligation.
There is only a rule what is so wrong with playing with the rules,
Rick do you hear me? You explain it soooo much better!
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> Of course I'm not sure Richard Stallman would wish to be described as
> architect of a system of feudal governance, but that's a discussion
> for another day ;p
Nor would I ;) but I really fail to see that analogy apply.
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> What this all boils down to at core is this: both BSD and GPL folks
> are good, decent people. BSD folks like to give gifts to the
> individual developer whilst GPL folks prefer to give their gifts to
> the community of end-users - without the former the world would have
> a lot fewer clever developers, and without the latter we'd all be
> stuck with proprietary tools of dubious provenance.

Well that pretty much sums it up very nicely, does this mean that I
have not understand the feudal stuff above???
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> Which of the two groups any one of us falls in at any given time
> surely depends on what we're hoping to achieve with our current project?
Exactly I might chose BSD because I really do not want to "protect" my
source code or I might use GPL because I want :)
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> Ellie
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> Eleanor McHugh
> Games With Brains
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> raise ArgumentError unless @reality.responds_to? :reason

Stack overvlow ;)
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Robert
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