[fpc-pascal] Notice: Possible copyright infringements in FPCcodebase

Tony Pelton tpelton at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 16:07:32 CET 2007

On Nov 21, 2007 7:07 AM, Skybuck Flying <skybuck2000 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > But it's not open source.
> I like to think of open source vs closed source as: Viewable / Non-Viewable.

... and _that_ is where you are going wrong.

"open source" is a licensing term in these contexts.

By making source code viewable does not grant one a license to copy
it, in the same way that you can't photo copy and distribute a book.

An amazing number of people seem to be highly confused by this.

This is probably why projects like FreePascal get sideswiped by
tainted code on a too frequent basis.


X-SA user ? 0.5.1 is out !
XData 0.1 for X-SA is out !

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