I think, that GPLv3 is a license for which there came historical necessity.

Some people do not want their code to be used to lock devices. These people need a corresponding license.

And, I think that there is a historical necessity for the license, which does not allow to use the software by/for dictatorships/authoritarian regimes.

Because there might be someone who do not want let’s say his software to be used in order to prepare lists of political prisoners. I would not want to help even a soft regime.

The question which comes, then, who/how to decide which regime is authoritarian, which is dictatorship. Should the license contain direct pointers to the number of countries, or to refer to other organization’s assessments.

#software #free_software #open_sourge #gpl #license #code #regime #dictatorship #freedom

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

True: we made mistakes. We tried too hard to pander to Russia in the Yeltsin era, ignoring the growth of corruption, authoritarianism and revanchism. We overlooked Russians’ resentment as their country drifted from the European mainstream and our vulnerability to the steps they could take in response. We neglected Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and the countries of the Caucasus. The Blair government was bewitched by the Putin regime’s offer of cooperation against Islamist terrorism in 2001. We have been frequently dazzled by the spurious commercial prospects offered by Russia – in particular BP’s decision to form an alliance with Rosneft, the main Russian oil company, was a shameful example of greed and short-sightedness.

very good paper by Edward Lucas

#edward-lucas #russia #putin #oil #gas #caucasus #blair #ukraine #moldova #belarus #rosneft #russian #bp #vulnerability #authoritarianism #corruption #revanchism #europe #politics #world #war #peace #regime #challenge #soviet #ussr #empire #imperialism #freedom

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

Russia is a revisionist power

Russia wants to rewrite the rules in three ways. First, it does not believe that its neighbours should make their own decisions about their geopolitical future. Russia’s security, in short, depends on these countries’ insecurity. Russia particularly begrudges the former captive nations of the Soviet empire their freedom, their prosperity, and their independence. These pose an existential challenge to the stagnant and autocratic model of government pioneered by the Putin regime.

very good paper by Edward Lucas

#edward-lucas #russia #putin #europe #politics #world #war #peace #regime #challenge #soviet #ussr #empire #imperialism #freedom

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

Նավալնու մեղադրանքը, կփակե՞ն արդյոք Սկոլկովոն, ո՞վ է կառավարելու երկիրը։

Ռուբեն Վարդանյանի հարցազրույցը երեք մասից Անձրեւ ալիքում՝

Рубен Варданян о разоблачениях Навального, закроют ли Сколково и кто будет править страной…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ6x-5watkc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1pW7LkbHzk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YzkEf4iOXs

#Ռուբեն֊Վարդանյան #Սոբչակ #հարցազրույց #Սկոլկովո #Նավալնի #Ռուսաստան #վարչակարգ #ազատություն #ապագա #անձրեւ #Рубен-Варданян #Собчак #Навалный #Сколково #интервью #Россия #свобода #будущее #режим #дождь #Ruben_Vardanian #Sobchak #interview #tvrain #rain #Skolkovo #Navalni #freedom #Russia #regime #future

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In the 1960’s and 70’s they didn’t execute #professors and scientists anymore, but in return for their lives, they forced them to cooperate with the Soviet authorities. Most of them did cooperate with the government, since otherwise none of them would have been able to travel abroad and attend a single scientific conference. Such cooperation with #authorities, at first glance, was nothing special, and sometimes nothing was requested in return for their foreign trips, but this was only at first glance. In reality the main thing was taken away from them - freedom of speech and the right to have their own opinion. They couldn’t express their political views openly and had to support the government in all crucial cases (in every single one, for that matter). That’s what really happened - together with the Soviet government most Soviet scientists obediently created one big Soviet lie. Of course there also were exceptions - those who didn’t want privileges, apartments and cars given by the government (or the government didn’t with to encourage them). But there were very few of them - mostly they sat in the kitchens of their council flats. They would work, eat and drink and express negative opinions regarding the #Soviet #regime only there, in the safety of their tiny #kitchens. True, some - including academics - were in #jail (and not kitchen), but those were known as #dissidents.

#David-Turashvili #Georgia #Georgian #Georgian-writers #Georgian-prose #prose #quotes #USSR #СССР #past #memory #Soviet #flight-from-ussr #Jeans-generation #hijacking #Tbilisi_hijacking_incident #Tbilisi #Դավիթ֊Թուրաշվիլի #დავით-ტურაშვილი #արձակ #Թբիլիսի #თბილისი #Flight-6833 #ԽՍՀՄ #սովետ #պատմություն #միջադեպ #չվերթ֊6833 #անցյալ #поколение-джинсов #Давид-Турашвили #проза #рейс-6833 #Тбилиси #Грузия #инцидент #история #прошлое #jeans #ջինս

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)