[oclug] GPL is human rights friendly? (was LSB Means LinuxIsn't Linux?)
shad.young at sympatico.ca
Mon Oct 14 13:13:17 EDT 2002
----- Original Message -----
From: "Milan Budimirovic" <milan.budimirovic at sympatico.ca>
To: <oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca>
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2002 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: [oclug] GPL is human rights friendly? (was LSB Means LinuxIsn't
> On Mon, 2002-10-14 at 08:07, Ahmed Masud wrote:
> > During an interesting discussion with a few people on GPL and opensource
> > etc... One point that came up was that GPL and some may be interpreted
> > to be enforcing terms that violates an individual's right to choose a
> > vocation, which among other national legislations, is protected by the
> > international human rights laws.
> > Cheers,
> > Ahmed.
> > P.S: <wicked grin> I wonder how many spicy conversations this may bring
In a court case some previous employers were embroiled in, one of the
arguments put forth was the right to chose a vocation and a right to
employment. The judge made following point. "since when has it become a
"Right" "? (Canadian law)
I don't know if he was correct, but that is the reason they lost.
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