Metaprogramming and Free Availability of Sources
Fri, 2 Jul 1999 21:10:44 -0400
On the other hand, may i suggest that convincing government officials
to pass must-come-with-source-code laws is even less realistic.
We are talking about a situation where copyright laws are abolished,
at least for software. That is a situation quite different from the
present. To get there will require considerable public pressure. The
same public pressure could well achieve must-come-with-source-code
that's true, but you do have the choice of other hardware that does
come with specs.
In some cases, there is no alternative hardware that has published
specs, or it is considerably inferior.