A crowdfunding campaign to build a free baseband

Spacefalcon the Outlaw falcon at ivan.Harhan.ORG
Fri Apr 17 07:23:26 UTC 2015

"Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:

> It is only one (tyrannic?) law you break: you shall not steal.

TI discarded their "intellectual property" into the trash can when
they completely dissolved the business unit in question into oblivion
in 2009.  Discarded and abandoned.  I rescued it from the trash
dumpster and am giving it a new life.  I do not consider such action
to be stealing; if you do, then it is a fundamental disagreement
between us and any further discussion is pointless.

A law that continues to grant copyright to TI under such circumstances
instead of legally putting the code into the public domain is a
tyrannical law, and my moral code requires me to protest such bad laws
by breaking them.

> It is not magic or forbidden. It is just very difficult and much more expen=
> sive than
> your approach.

Conversely, my approach is many orders of magnitude easier and cheaper,
hence my approach is the rational choice.  And per my code of ethics
there is absolutely nothing morally wrong with my approach; it simply
involves a protest in the form of breaking of immoral perpetual
copyright laws that lack an abandonware public domain clause.

> Therefore it is not enough reason for me to break social rules which I beli=
> eve that they
> are necessary for society to work.

Your society is rotten to the core, and any contribution I can make
toward its destruction is a good deed in my book.

> It is like GPL. It uses the existing "tyrannic=93 rules in a clever way, wi=
> thout breaking them.

I do not copyright/GPL my work, and never will, because I consider it
morally wrong to do so.  It is morally wrong to seek any kind of
protection from a tyrant who is in need of overthrowing.

I extend this moral principle to all areas of my life, not just
copyright.  I have formally renounced my citizenship and all rights
associated with it.  My head is a wolf's head.  If any of you were to
physically attack me on the street, I have NO right to call the police
for protection, instead I can only defend myself with my own means and
my own personal weapons.

Hasta la Victoria, Siempre,

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