|I must say, I get a certain perverse pleasure out of conversations that go like this:|
|They:||So, we've been using some of your code in our program for a while, and someone just noticed that you licensed it under the BSD/X license instead of GPL, so we can't use it. Will you change it?|
|They:||But but but, freedom!|
|Me:||The license I chose says, basically, "do what you want, just give me credit." The license you chose says, "do what you want, so long as you impose this list of restrictions on anyone who uses this code or anything that touches it.") So, because you chose a license that is so much more restrictive than the one I chose, you want me to add restrictions to my license, that is, take away freedoms, to convenience you?|
|They:||But RMS says we have to force people to do the right thing!|
|Me:||Screw you, hippie. Go piss up a flagpole.|
I hoped to have had my last conversation about licenses in 1996, so I enjoy playing the intransigent hardass about it when someone wastes valuable time that I could be using to pick my nose or look at porn.
Current Music: Mentallo & the Fixer -- Systematik Ruin ♬