Worst licence text ever
Published: Wednesday 2005-04-13.
Free software and open source are the buzzwords these days. Everything is supposed to be open, so I was a bit surprised when I was pointed to this passage in the Bible, that can be found in Revelation 22:18-19:
If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes away from the words of this book of prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city that are described in this book.
The question to ask oneself is of course whether this licence still is valid. First of all you have to check whether this God, which is claimed to have written the text, exist and is still alive. If so is not the case the copyright for this work has probably lapsed, which means that anyone should be free to both add and take away words without breaking any licence. But maybe one should still proceed with caution, one never knows.
I wonder when someone is going to start a religion where the holy texts really can be classified as free. Or is that what FSF already has done?
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