[Fsfe-ie] Re: ethical interpretations of FS

Ian Clarke ian at locut.us
Tue Feb 3 15:26:58 CET 2004

Aidan Delaney wrote:
> On another note.  Ian's egold password is personal information  
> (hopefully protected by legislation) and is not source code.  Source  
> code could be argued to belong to the commons.

What is the fundamental thing that is different about source code that 
means it should be part of the commons, and any other piece of 
information, which shouldn't?  How do you draw the line?

My answer to this question is that source code should only be part of 
the commons when it is in control of OTHER PEOPLE'S computers.  If it is 
just running on my hardware I have no obligation to disclose what it is 


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