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[REBOL] Re: [Pleac-discuss] FW: Rebol code - PLEAC contributions

From: doug::vos::eds::com at: 13-Oct-2003 14:20

Thank-you for proving my point. By downloading the "PERL COOKBOOK" examples you are FREE-ly using a propietary product. There are many FREE products that many people use because the author, publisher, or owner allows FREE use while retaining some copyright or other rights. (I use the PERL COOKBOOK examples software and I bought the book too.) The "PERL COOKBOOK" source code (from O'Rielly) is released under a similar FREE license as rebol (as in FREE to download and use). The "PERL COOKBOOK" is actually proprietary -- owned by O'Rielly. If you really are interested in the FREE exchange of ideas, I believe you should allow a more open and inclusive definition of FREE languages. (eg. FREE to use for all projects, commercial, personal, and educational AND/OR FREE as in GNU,GPL,etc.) Your current definition of 'FREE' is too restrictive. Please change your policy to allow a broader and more open, inclusive definition of 'FREE'. Thank-you. -DV