[linux-elitists] "Commerce" does not mean "collecting rent from protected monopolies"
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Oct 7 16:54:47 PDT 2013
Quoting Nick Moffitt (nick at teh.entar.net):
> The "hostility to commerce" claim is absurd on its face, given that it
> nearly always boils down to "But under these licences my competitors can
> engage in commerce using the software!"
> Welcome to free markets, bro. Sorry we don't protect your aristocratic
> holdings for you. Perhaps you could raise a standing army for that?
These losers^W people with special licensing issues show up regularly on
the OSI license-discuss mailing list, and we just got through dealing
with yet another one, in fact. I particularly liked the most recent
one's list of reasons why the OSD is self-contradictory and needed
immediate amendment in order to bless his imminent conversion to
They're valuable, though: If you can be polite to them, then your Cloak
of Diplomacy is probably in good shape for dealing with more significant
Cheers, HULK LIKE OXFORD COMMA VERY MUCH. HULK WANT TO DATE,
Rick Moen BUT OXFORD COMMA ONLY GO OUT IN GROUPS OF THREE OR MORE.
rick at linuxmafia.com -- @EditorHulk
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