Principle behind freedom zero

Ian Kelling iank at
Fri Jul 1 03:40:44 UTC 2022

"Bradley M. Kuhn" <bkuhn at> writes:

> IOW, maybe “no field of use restriction” was
> simply inherent in the license design because the licenses were contemplated
> first as copyright licenses, so “field of use” including “proprietary
> software development” was more a practicality of license design rather than
> an ethically-founded moral principle.

The 3rd to last paragraph (and somewhat the 2nd to last) in
talks about freedom zero as a moral principle. I agree with that.

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