[UPHPU] open source software and freedom (was: Zend Studio)

Jeffrey Moss jeff at opendbms.com
Mon Jun 6 14:10:01 MDT 2005

A contract like that would not be honored in court because you can't sign 
your natural rights away. Typically all the wording in a contract relates to 
money, and money is impossible to get from someone who doesn't have any, you 
can't incarcerate them and put them to work, even if it's written in the 
contract that you can. If the house falls down on you while you're sleeping 
and ruins your legs or something, you have the right to sue, even if there 
was a specific section in the contract that said "if the house falls down on 
you and causes any injury, you are not entitled to sue".

I think natural rights is what was meant by the guy who mentioned "deserved 
rights". Everybody has natural rights, unless you're in the military and the 
government owns you.


> 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. 

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