[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
> 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'.