[UPHPU] open source software and freedom

Ray Hunter bigdog at venticon.com
Mon Jun 6 13:47:56 MDT 2005

Wade Preston Shearer wrote:
> What is unethical about selling a product? If I want to sell a house 
> that has no windows and doors and part of the deal is that you have  to
> stay inside and cannot come out for a year and you choose to  accept the
> deal then… that's a deal… that's business… that's barter  and trade. As
> long as the individual selling is not doing anything  illegal or
> unethical, then the idiots of the world have every right  to purchase
> their junk. Sure, we should help limit sales of crap and  should work to
> educate the masses, but I don't understand how non- Free software is
> un-ethical.

actually renting a house might be closer, cause when you sell a house
the house becomes property of the purchaser along with everything that
is in the house. however, licensing is a product is far different then
purchasing a product.


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