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RE: Design principles and ethics

From: Christopher Nelson
Subject: RE: Design principles and ethics
Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 13:35:20 -0600

> > If I wrote a program that I wished to keep for myself, I 
> might encode 
> > into it a way to make sure that only I am running it.  If 
> someone then 
> > steals my private program, what is essentially my property, 
> they can 
> > benefit from it without my consent.  You are enabling theft without 
> > repercussion.
> If you keep it to yourself, only you have access to it 
> anyways. I don't see a problem here.

Then please re-read the message.  The program is *STOLEN* from me.  That
is a problem.

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