[cc-licenses] Unbundling the GPL
hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Wed Apr 25 20:53:06 EDT 2007
Joachim Durchholz wrote:
> I don't see any problems with NC (Non Commercial). I think you mean ND -
> No Derivatives.
No, both are traps for free software authors:
ND - use my code in anything new, I sue you
NC - use my code in anything new, I extort you for money or I sue you anyway
(Oh yeah, and I can sue you just for using it unchanged, too!)
As Capt. Reynolds would say, "TRAP!!!!"
At least if no source is provided, I have a strong hint that the
software is non-free.
And why would you provide source for either? I have no economic
incentive to contribute to your codebase either way.
More importantly, since the only thing a source code provision would do
is to ensure that I share my source back to you if I do make changes --
which I either can't make or can't use if I do make -- why would it matter?
Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com
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