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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] OT: Slavery???

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] OT: Slavery???
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 17:35:03 +0000
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On Tue, Nov 11, 2003 at 02:01:34AM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Another way to put it is "is the right to copy, modify, and
> redistribute a given 16 lines of code really on the same plane as the
> rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness?"  If so, why?

No. The former is a set of things which people as a group cannot
realistically be prevented from doing ("inalienable rights" if you are
feeling trite, although "rights" don't actually exist); the latter is
not (the US prohibits many of its citizens from one or more of these,
for example).

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