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[REBOL] Re: Rebol code - PLEAC contributions

From: carl:cybercraft at: 24-Dec-2003 22:40

Well said, but I wouldn't hold your breath. They sound like they're from the fundamentalist end of the open-source movement. On 14-Oct-03, Vos, Doug wrote:
> 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'.
-- Carl Read