what shall I do?

Ricardo Andere de Mello gandhi at quilombodigital.org
Thu Jan 8 21:57:26 UTC 2004

Em Quinta 08 Janeiro 2004 17:47, vocĂȘ escreveu:

> Strangly, we are winning, people are aware of Free Software, people do
> use Free Software.  And we tend to live in democratic societies where
> we can actually change the laws.
> Cheers.

well, this is getting a little off-topic, but I think is a good discussion...
humm... my point is that free software is what is today because all the people 
that worked and believed on it, and has nothing to do with laws and 
Can you give the most effective example of a situation where law was really 
important to free software?
You can use gpl, if you want. Do you think it is really only a license? Don't 
you think it works better as a manifesto, or a icon? See, this is an ethic 
discussion, and ethics is not necessarily related to law.
Do you think that if GPL is considered ilegal, free software will stop? ;-)
Anyway, you should understand that free-software exists with or WITHOUT laws. 
We can make laws to make our jobs easier, but I don't mind to wait a little 
more for something I know is inevitable, the knowledge sharing.

People do what they have to do.

[]s, gandhi

Ricardo Andere de Mello
Quilombo Digital - Presidente
gandhi at quilombodigital.org - 55 11 32717928

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