(And by the way, being able to understand and potentially appreciate jokes is an important trait for social interaction, and the whole LKML thread we're talking about was clearly tongue-in-cheek.)
You have no idea of the things I've found behind one of those curves: cows, landslides, drugged bikers... once even a wise man who deemed it a good idea to have a kid drive his car on one of those roads that have a stone wall on one side and a chasm on the other.
And no amount of driving skill can protect you from invisible stupid bicyclers.
Actually, it's quite easy, you just have to drive slow enough to be able to brake before hitting anything that is in front of you. That would have avoided most of the accidents I've seen.
Or they did not want to go to jail for 20 years for a no-fault accident.
A no-fault accident is when a biker appears from the side of the road and you can't manage to avoid hitting him. In this case, the biker was hit from behind, so the fault his the driver's, full stop. Moreover, when you have an accident, you don't get to decide whose fault it is. You stay there and help the victim. If you run, you're a criminal, no excuses.
Or they panicked, which is a thing that happens.
Indeed it happens, and when it happens you go to jail for it, and justly.
I would venture to guess they probably do value human life, just not as much as their freedom, which is not 0.
People who give more value to anything than human life are criminals, what's your point? What if somebody values my life a lot, but just a bit less than taking all my money?
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How does this violate freedom zero?
there are a number of different projects that are going to be affected by this including Debian's package manager, apt
From the list:
Sorry for not checking apt license myself. Anyway... effectivelly relicensing apt to GPL-3 might not be a problem for apt
There's a lot of FUD on that list, too, by people who didn't even know what license BDB was under in the first place. They thought it was under the BSD license, while it was under the Sleepycat license instead, which is a strong copyleft, GPL-like license. Now I'm not saying that changing a license is an easy thing to manage, just that answers like "AGPL kills kittens" are unacceptable.
So Oracle have the past, the present and presumably the future of BDB within them, whether we like it or not.
Oracle paid the people who wrote it in order to acquire that software.
That is not even vaguely close to the same thing as developing it themselves, and no amount of wishing will make it so.
That, together with
Oracle is currently paying their wages while they continue to develop the software.
is the same thing as "developing it themselves", and no amount of changing the point of the discussion will make your initial answer any less wrong.
You've been Berkeley'ed!