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[REBOL] Re: Rugby licnese changed

From: rotenca:telvia:it at: 19-Jan-2002 14:42

Hi Bob, I don't want to start a religion war but your objections seem me a little strange:
> 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 > version.
Obviously, if he changed to GPL he did not want his code to be used in a commercial application .
> 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 to choose.
> 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.
I agree.
> 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 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? --- Ciao Romano