20 Dec 2006 svu   » (Journeyer)

Military usage of FOSS

Today, my RSS reader brought me the news about some US military satellite with Linux on board. Which once again raised in me one essential moral question: whether the ethics of FOSS approves this area of usage.

What I'd love to see (and use in my code) is some optional standard extension to GPL (other OSS licenses?) which would explicitly forbid any usage in military organizations (including military R&D). Any (FSF) lawyers around?

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