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

From: Samium Gromoff
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] OT: Slavery???
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 15:27:38 +0300
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At Mon, 24 Nov 2003 10:45:40 +0100,
Peter Conrad wrote:
> > Your "right to contract" is not some a priori element of nature --
> > some personal liberty granted by a creative force -- which can be
> > modified only by constructing restrictions.
> > All but one of the GPL software freedoms (to run, copy, modify, and
> > distribute -- but not to obtain source), in contrast, _are_ a priori
> > elements of nature.
> Unless the term "element of nature" has some specific meaning in US law
> that I fail to understand, your claims seem totally at will and are
> completely unfounded. What makes running software more natural than
> a mutual agreement between two parties?

My previous response seems to miss the list, so i`m reiterating my point:

Using a thing in a way which doesn`t stop anyone else to use it, and
doesn`t reduce it`s use value on the one side.

A mutual restriction with a possible third party involved (yeah, that
nasty government contract enforcement) on the other side.

> Bye,
>       Peter
> [1] "The Evolution of Cooperation"; Robert Axelrod; Basic Books; 1984
> -- 
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regards, Samium Gromoff

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