Re: This isn't a matter of politics of GPL
> As a (poor) analog I'd like you to
> consider scissor manufacturers. Should
> the sales of scissors be restricted?
> Should a user sign an agreement not to
> use the scissors to harm another person?
> I'm sure you'll too see that scissors,
> like software, is just a tool and it is
> up to the users to use in a way which is
> ethical. There is no license or
> enforceable contract which would make
> people behave in an ethical way. If
> there were, I'm sure it would already
> exist so that we could have been spared
> of a dozen or so big wars, many
> genocides, and other such things.
Your anlog with the scissors is good, only you overlooked one point. It is already illegal to harm someone with a pair of scissors. It is normaly called assult. Indeed in a case here in Australia, a pair of scissors were classified as a deadly weapon.
Includeing a proper use clause in the GPL would be redundent for the same reason. The author of the artical even mentioned the relivate law, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which already takes proirity over the GPL.