Subject: Re: lisp compiler
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/01/02
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Janos Blazi" <>
| But don't they say it becomes invalid after a month?

  didn't your parents feed you enough for your brain to develop?

  in case you don't like the question, consider what it communicates about
  you.  then consider what your question communicates about Franz Inc and
  their free (gratis) versions of Allegro CL.  if you see a reason for you
  to be annoyed by my question, but not any reason for anybody to be
  annoyed by your question, consider suing your parents for malnutrition.
  nothing "becomes invalid" (even allowing for extremely poor grasp of
  English).  the licence is clear: Allegro CL Trial Edition for Linux and
  Lite Edition for Windows is licensed for use by anyone who gets a copy of
  it up until 2000-11-01.  it's like the Y2K "problem": nothing happens.
  if you think this means you may continue to use it, the answer is the
  same as to whether committing crimes in ways that makes you believe you
  won't get caught is legal.  (in case that's too difficult for you: no,
  you may not use it after 2000-11-01, but the software itself won't
  enforce the license agreement.)  like all honor-based systems, they may
  have to change if a sufficient number of morons violate it, and that is
  why the memory limitations were changed between 5.0 and 5.0.1: too many
  idiots tried to use the free version in production systems without paying
  for a license, so those who would like to play with a free version and
  complex applications got a problem.  it's always like this: idiots make
  intelligent people lose freedom, time or money.  this is of course
  acceptable to the idiots.  this is also why most postings by Janos Blazi
  are NOT acceptable.