The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil.

2010-03-26 Thread Thomas Koch
Yes, it's this topic again. I've just had a short mail exchange with crockford himself. His final answer: If you cannot tolerate the license, then do not use the software. Could you please give me a definitive Yes or No for the below license? Best regards, Thomas Koch Copyright (c) 2002

Re: The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil.

2010-03-26 Thread Josselin Mouette
Le vendredi 26 mars 2010 à 18:43 +0100, Thomas Koch a écrit : Yes, it's this topic again. I've just had a short mail exchange with crockford himself. His final answer: If you cannot tolerate the license, then do not use the software. Could you please give me a definitive Yes or No for

Re: The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil.

2010-03-26 Thread Måns Rullgård
Josselin Mouette j...@debian.org writes: Le vendredi 26 mars 2010 à 18:43 +0100, Thomas Koch a écrit : Yes, it's this topic again. I've just had a short mail exchange with crockford himself. His final answer: If you cannot tolerate the license, then do not use the software. Could you

Re: The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil.

2010-03-26 Thread Alexander Reichle-Schmehl
Hi! Josselin Mouette schrieb: Yes, it's this topic again. I've just had a short mail exchange with crockford himself. His final answer: If you cannot tolerate the license, then do not use the software. Could you please give me a definitive Yes or No for the below license? [..] The

Re: The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil.

2010-03-26 Thread Didier 'OdyX' Raboud
Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote: Josselin Mouette schrieb: Definitely non-free, and the author’s clarification removes any doubt. Hmmm... Actually... As he didn't gave a definition of good or evil one could argue, that everything is good... for someone. However, I would strongly advise to

Re: The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil.

2010-03-26 Thread Joe Neal
The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil. Neither term has any objective meaning and there is no shortage of people with philosophy phds willing to state such as their expert opinion. Assuming good and evil are both subjective terms, the license merely states that The Software shall be

Re: The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil.

2010-03-26 Thread Joe Neal
It looks like the guy makes exceptions anyway: Douglas: That's an interesting point. Also about once a year, I get a letter from a lawyer, every year a different lawyer, at a company--I don't want to embarrass the company by saying their name, so I'll just say their initials--IBM...