Subject: Re: Open Source Business Found Parasitic, and the ADCL
From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 18:21:58 -0500 (EST)

Rick Moen scripsit:

> Unfortunately for this initiative, the right to fork (OSD provision #3)
> is pretty much _the_ core concept of open source.  

"The right to fork is like the right to strike, the right to sue, or the right to bear
arms."
	--a sentence of mine embedded in esr's "Homesteading the Noosphere",
	with my permission of course

Today I would add the right to be sued, which is in essence the right to
make convincing promises.

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John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
        --_The Hobbit_
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