GPLv3 and Mobile Phones

Ole Tange at
Sun Dec 10 15:15:58 CET 2006

On 12/10/06, Heilpern, Mark <mark.heilpern at> wrote:
> Why do you feel any software that is closed source is "unethical"? Unless
> they stole the source from some open source project, what's unethical about
> it?

You cannot steal software. You can only steal physical objects. You
can, however, make an unauthorized copy. This would be illegal in most

You can do deeds today, that are perfectly legal, but which are unethical.

For an explanation on why the Free Software Movement finds non-free
(or closed source) software unethical see


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