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- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: openssl
- From: Russell Nelson <nelson_(_at_)_crynwr_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 18:09:28 -0400 (EDT)
Thorsten Glaser writes:
> begin electrogrammati illius Russell Nelson
> >plan? Like for example a CONTRACT that says "If you sue any OpenBSD
> >developer because OpenBSD violates your patent, you lose the right to
> >use OpenBSD"? Wouldn't that be fair? If you're going to force
> >everybody to stop using OpenBSD -- if you're going to take away their
> >freedom -- then you have to stop as well.
> Why should _I_ lose the right to use OpenBSD?
Because you sued an OpenBSD developer for infringing on your patent.
> Why should $company (sueing Theo) be prevented from using it?
Because they are trying to restrict Theo's freedom. That's bad.
Right now, Theo can't do anything about that because he's unwilling to
restrict anybody's freedom, even when they're trying to restrict his
freedom. There's a word in English for people like that: doormat.
Another word: patsy. Another (compound) word: push-over.
> As a last comment, to stop this thread (hopefully):
> OpenBSD is solely Theo's project,
Oh, interesting. And all contributors agree to this? Then Theo is
the sole owner of the collective work called "OpenBSD" and can issue
all parts of OpenBSD under any license he wants. He can remove the
hated WARRANTY DISCLAIMER, and remove BSD license terms 3 and 4.
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