The kernel and BitKeeper part ways
Posted Apr 7, 2005 22:26 UTC (Thu) by giraffedata
In reply to: The kernel and BitKeeper part ways
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How can you ignore their license and expect people to respect *your* license when you release software?
I can at least answer the philosophical question. It's the same way a person can be against murder but for the death penalty. Or rely on a zoning law preventing his neighbor from operating a rendering plant while ignoring a law telling him in what positions he may have sex.
The reverse engineer simply determined that the reverse engineering promise that was extracted from him was immoral and the promisee didn't deserve performance. But his own license conditions are pure, so he has every right to expect them to be respected.
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