were it not for the fact that CopyBot was free software.
Posted Dec 22, 2006 17:08 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: were it not for the fact that CopyBot was free software.
Parent article: Second Life and Open Source
The article seems to be talking about the problem of people removing the disclaimer and putting in taunts. I'm not sure why that's a significant problem, but it is a problem that probably would not exist if not for the fact that CopyBot was free software (or maybe I should be more specific: usable-source-available software). To patch a binary to do that would be costly enough that it probably wouldn't have happened.
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