Linus on the BK withdrawal
Posted Apr 6, 2005 20:15 UTC (Wed) by hppnq
In reply to: Linus on the BK withdrawal
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I don't think you understood what I meant to say: it's not that Larry doesn't deserve *any* criticism, just *unfounded* criticism. He's anything but stupid.
Let's try to refrain from useless moralism and stick to the facts. There are many people who *try* every trick in the book, whether it's legally or morally just or not. It's obvious that Larry has tried very hard to prevent other people using his software for their own purposes. It's not up to me to deliver the verdict on whether this is right in whatever respect, IANAJ, IANAP. I would have liked things to develop in another way, but that is an entirely different matter.
(You might find this an odd statement, but because I care quite passionately about freedom, I try to keep things *realistic* instead of academic. If you can only see black and white you're missing out on all the colours that make up the spectrum that is real life.)
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