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[Savannah-hackers-public] [task #12339] Postmaterialist-AGPL3 ?

From: Bernhard Fastenrath
Subject: [Savannah-hackers-public] [task #12339] Postmaterialist-AGPL3 ?
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2012 18:52:55 +0000
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                 Summary: Postmaterialist-AGPL3 ?
                 Project: Savannah Administration
            Submitted by: fasten
            Submitted on: So 09 Dez 2012 19:52:53 CET
         Should Start On: So 09 Dez 2012 00:00:00 CET
   Should be Finished on: Mo 24 Dez 2012 00:00:00 CET
                Category: None
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
        Percent Complete: 0%
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                  Effort: 0.00



I have run into a moral dilemma. While the goal of my project is to offer free
software to those who require it there appears to be the chance that the
spirit of sharing can be abused by people with malicious intent and cause
resource deprivation and economic stress to people who might otherwise enjoy a
postmaterialist attitude.

(Side note: Wikipedia states that from 1980 to 1990 the share of "pure
post-materialists" increased from 13 to 31 percent in West Germany. After the
economic and social stress caused by German reunification in 1990 it dropped
to 23 percent in 1992 and stayed on that level afterwards).

My software is an online travel agency
( Online travel agencies do have the
effect of inviting travellers to use the internet and to concentrate revenues,
not available to regular travel agencies anymore. My software will allow
regular travel agencies to log in and to use the system to gain customers that
would otherwise have been lost to competing online travel agencies. 

It is, however, unclear how people will use the software. Without this feature
the software could be used to the opposite effect. I do seem to require a
"Postmaterialist APGL3" license that demands from commercial users to
implement a set of postmaterialist policies which would have to be defined by
the FSF or a committee for that license.

What do you advise?

(Side note: The Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the
Council says: "... Member States and the Commission are to encourage the
drawing-up of codes of conduct; this is not to impair the voluntary nature of
such codes and the possibility for interested parties of deciding freely
whether to adhere to such codes. ...")


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