[REBOL] Re: Rugby licnese changed
From: rotenca:telvia:it at: 19-Jan-2002 14:42
I don't want to start a religion war but your objections seem me a little
> I was using a BSD product in a commercial application. Version 1.0, the
> author changed the licenses when he released 2.0 to GPL.
> I asked him if I could use V2 as I had been, and he knew I had been using V1
> this way, he told me no. There where no money issues involved with either
Obviously, if he changed to GPL he did not want his code to be used in a
> So I learned a valuable less not to rely on any software that I didnt' write
> my self.
If you write commercial software, this is the right thing to do. Stallmann
divided software world in two: commercial and GPL. When you write something,
you must decide where to be: a program can't live in both worlds. You are free
> So I maintain V1 my self and keep using it. I don't know about Dutch law,
> but in most places you can't retroactively null&void past copyrights for
> works in existences. Think of what that would mean to every book that was
> ever printed.
> Keep that thought in mind the next time you go to buy any piece of equipment
> that has software in it, from your car to your microwave...you are the one
> paying the cost just as I do when I buy some thing.
It is right. Work must be paid. Bill Gates is very paid for his work, why we
must not pay John Smith?