From: Aidan Kehoe (kehoea at domain parhasard.net)
Date: Tue 02 Oct 2001 - 20:13:43 IST
Ar an 2u la de mi 10, scriobh John P. Looney :
> The debate is whether or not you think that it's right to restrict
> access to knowledge for profit. In the absence of laws to stop this nasty
> behaviour, Stallman resorts to the imperfection that is the GPL.
Is source code really `knowledge?' Given that, offered the
specifications of an interface, a competent programmer won't have any
problem implementing that interface? There are very few programs out
there that have anything truly original or little-known about
them. It's just a matter of writing & debugging the code--no
`knowledge,' required. The .doc format, the last time `little-known'
mattered, has long been understood outide MS.
-- `... when the elephant man broke strong men's necks, when he'd had too many Powers, ...'
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