just give the code back

Submitted by manolism on Fri, 07/18/2008 - 16:42.

For example, the GPLv2 in no way limits your use of the software. If you're a mad scientist, you can use GPLv2'd software for your evil plans to take over the world ("Sharks with lasers on their heads!!"), and the GPLv2 just says that you have to give source code back. And that's OK by me. I like sharks with lasers. I just want the mad scientists of the world to pay me back in kind. I made source code available to them, they have to make their changes to it available to me. After that, they can fry me with their shark-mounted lasers all they want.

Το είπε...: Linus Torvalds

Ετικέτες (tags): free software, freedom, gpl, license, linux, mad scientists, open source, programming, software

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