Re: Software Mestizo Manifesto

From: Gerhard Mack (
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 07:10:57 EST

On Sun, 11 Feb 2001, Pavel Machek wrote:

> Hi!
> > > > > Your "ethical" statement is incompatible with the GPL.
> > >
> > > I disagree. Its a statement. Its a request. It says 'advice'. Anyone is
> > > entitled to advise how to use GPL software. The only issue is if someone
> > > chooses to require it is not used by XYZ person.
> >
> > Please.. I am not lawyer... my intention were good, just to give authors
> > the freedom to say "hey please dont drop a nuclear weapon in my city using
> > my software" just that..
> You may say "please don't drop nuclear weapon". You may *not* say "you
> must not drop nuclear weapon", that would violate GPL.

"For all our friends who wish to rid the world of other races. This
software is best operated with the computer plugged directly into the high
voltage lines outside your house ..."


Gerhard Mack

<>< As a computer I find your faith in technology amusing.

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