Metaprogramming and Free Availability of Sources

Richard Stallman
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 04:34:22 -0600 (MDT)

    But there is no absolute natural right to access other people's information.

I agree that privacy is an important right, and I would object to any
law requiring people to release all software that they write.

But when someone chooses to make a program available in some way, it
is no longer a matter of privacy.  Then he or she should be required
to show users what is in the software they are being invited to use.