[ILUG-BOM] Opensource for a Small Manufacturing unit

Aseem Rane aseemrane@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Mon Jan 15 20:25:26 IST 2007

On 1/15/07, Dinesh Joshi  wrote:
> On Monday 15 January 2007 11:20, jtd wrote:
> > On Sunday 14 January 2007 19:40, Aseem Rane wrote:
> > > The society without any constitution and laws is more free than a
> > > society having various laws and rules preventing certain behavior.
> >
> > Popular misconception. Society which permits exploitative and or
> > destructive behaviour actually hinders a society from being one. And
> > restrictions are not about rstricting freedom but about restricting
> > exploitation.
> Agreed. I guess a lot of people are currently using Aseems argument or
> similar ones to "criminalize" FSF or OSS philosophy. Aseem has
> presented it in a more civil manner. Most people dont do it.

Ooooppps. There is a BIG misinterpretation here.
While writing that I thought I was supporting Free software and GPL.
Let me clarify.

BSD license puts lesser restrictions on what you can do with the software.
I wanted to say that even though GPL puts more restrictions, it is better.
See it in the context of KG's mail which says OSS is "more free" than
FSS and nothing wrong with that.

Laws are in place to check exploitation and to guard the freedoms that
> we have. Without these laws there will be nothing but chaos.

Exactly. So my point is even though GPL puts more restrictions, these
restrictions are for good and ensures better freedom for end users.
So we are on the same side here, aren't we?
As I said earlier,
> I prefer the society which put some restrictions of laws and
> constitution to ensure freedom for everyone.

I don't know why you thought that I am "criminalizing" FSF.

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