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15Aug/06Off

Non-Military Use GPL Patch

While I'm pretty enthusiastic generally about the GPU 'patch' to the GPL to disallow military use I'm also pretty skeptical of any incorporation of science fiction ethics into the real world. From the patch (the one linked above):

PATCH FOR NO MILITARY USE

This patch restricts the field of endeavour of the Program in such a way that this
license collides with paragraph 6 of the Open Source Definition. Therefore, this
modified version of the GPL is no more OSI compliant.

The Program and its derivative work will neither be modified or executed to harm a
ny human being nor through inaction permit any human being to be harmed.
This is Asimov's first law of Robotics.

I'm probably being a bit of a tight ass here but this cracked me up and made it seem more like a prank than actual activism. Their acknowledgment of complications to OSI compliance is refreshing.

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