[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hmm, what license to use?
barsoap at web.de
Fri Sep 26 12:50:32 EDT 2008
Jonathan Cast <jonathanccast at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-09-26 at 18:26 +0200, Achim Schneider wrote:
> > Jonathan Cast <jonathanccast at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2008-09-26 at 13:01 -0300, Marco Túlio Gontijo e Silva
> > > wrote:
> > > > Op vrijdag 26-09-2008 om 11:45 uur [tijdzone -0400], schreef
> > > > Stefan Monnier:
> > > > > > When I compare GPL and MIT/BSD licenses, I do a simple
> > > > > > reasoning. Suppose a doctor in a battle field meet a badly
> > > > > > injuried enemy. Should he help the enemy?
> > > > >
> > > > > My answer would be that he indeed should, at the condition
> > > > > that the patient will switch side. Oh wait, that's just what
> > > > > the GPL says.
> > > >
> > > > This is a good requisition if he is sure that he is on the right
> > > > side of the battle, which is a assumption the soldier probably
> > > > does, but should the doctor do it too?
> > >
> > > Yikes. I should go create a /. thread for this to move to.
> > >
> > The standard practise:
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triage
> > has enough moral compensations by itself to make you gulp.
> Huh? Has that page been edited since you last looked at it? It
> doesn't say a thing about military practice, specifically, except
> that it originated *behind the French lines* in WWI, which I guess is
> where all those German soldiers were taken so they could be patched
> up and returned to their own side.
Indeed it doesn't and neither did my civil protection training, and I
didn't intend to post a link containing such information.
I wasn't told anything about enemies, either, but since I'd be there
in official office, not helping would not only mean risking getting
sentenced on the grounds of failure to aid, but negligent homicide.
I don't know about military paramedics, but the same law should apply.
Self-preservation, OTOH, is the first duty of all medical personnel.
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