1998-10-04 - Re: propose: `cypherpunks license’ (Re: Wanted: Twofish source code)

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From: Mok-Kong Shen <mok-kong.shen@stud.uni-muenchen.de>
To: cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
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UTC Datetime: 1998-10-04 23:31:05 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 07:31:05 +0800

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From: Mok-Kong Shen <mok-kong.shen@stud.uni-muenchen.de>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 07:31:05 +0800
To: cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
Subject: Re: propose: `cypherpunks license' (Re: Wanted: Twofish source code)
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Rick Campbell wrote:

> I would vastly prefer that people simply place their code in the
> public domain explicitly.

I think it all depends upon the free will of the authors of the codes
to determine under exactly what conditions other people may share their
intellectual properties without paying money. The one may impose
some non-monetary conditions in the hope of achieving some
non-monetary effects in exchange of the work that has been done, while
the other impose no conditions at all. There can be no norm 
in that. After all, it is their codes and the potential users of
the codes may also have different views on that without unanimity.

M. K. Shen