[GiNaC-list] Please stop BSD-versus-GPL flamewar!
varg at theor.jinr.ru
Wed Jan 2 12:31:29 CET 2008
On Tue, Jan 01, 2008 at 09:29:25PM +0100, Ondrej Certik wrote:
> I know that you are afraid of having a flamewar and thus you try not to touch
> this issue. :) But I am not afraid - flamewar happens if one cannot discuss.
In mathematics different axiomatics give rise to (completely) different
theorems (cf. Euclidean geometry versus Lobachevskian one). Arguing how
to prove some theorem within particular axiomatics is a discussion.
Arguing which axiomatics is "better" is a flamewar.
> But we are just stating each other's opinions, and that's not a flamewar.
I'm afraid it *is* a flamewar, since we are discussing definition of freedom.
It's even worse than discussing different axiomatics, since the notion of
freedom is inherently subjective.
> I think things and especially things like this should be discussed. Rationally.
Could you *please* find another mailing list for "BSD versus GPL" flamewars?
Or add [BSD-versus-GPL-flame] to a subject, so I can easily redirect those
mails to /dev/null.
All science is either physics or stamp collecting.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 827 bytes
Desc: Digital signature
Url : http://www.cebix.net/pipermail/ginac-list/attachments/20080102/5defc420/attachment.pgp
More information about the GiNaC-list