Who serves whom? Our tools can be our allies or our masters. Do your tools assist or chain?
AGPL is a hack on copyright, so it has to use copyright, else it would not compile/run.
All the GPL licenses are a hack on copyright. They insert a piece of legal code into copyright law to force it to turn around on itself.
You run that on the copyright system, and it gives you code which can’t be made unfree.
To be able to do that, it has to be written in copyright language (else it could not be interpreted).
my_code = "<your code>" def AGPL ( code ): """ >>> is_free ( AGPL ( code ) ) True """ return eval ( transform_to_free ( code ) ) copyright ( AGPL ( my_code ) )
You pass “AGPL ( code )” to the copyright system, and it ensures the freedom of the code.
If free speech included being allowed to force all people to listen, then it would also include my right to force you to listen to everything I say.
Think this on the scale of 6 billion people all using freenet. Every one of them could force you to listen to him/her/it. Whom would you ignore?
I just realized that I let myself be distracted by all kinds of not-so-useful stuff instead of finally getting to type the text I already wanted to transcribe from stenografic at the beginning of … last week.
Let’s take a break for a screenshot of the final version, because that’s what we really want to gain from this article: a distraction-free screenshot as distraction from the text :)
As you can see, the distractions are removed — the screenshot is completely full screen and only the text is left. If you switch to the minibuffer (i.e. via M-x), the status bar (modeline) is shown.
The European Copyright directive threatens online communication in Europe.
But thanks to massive shared action earlier this year, the European parliament can still prevent the problems. For each of the articles there are proposals which fix them. The parliamentarians (MEPs) just have to vote for them. And since they are under massive pressure from large media companies, that went as far as defaming those who took action as fake people, the MEPs need to hear your voice to know that your are real.
If you care about the future of the Internet in the EU, please Call your MEPs.